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ASMI, Alaska's lone seafood marketing arm gets zero budget from state, has received no pandemic funds


Alaska’s lone seafood marketing arm gets zero budget from the state and to date, has received no pandemic funds.

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is hoping to get a breather from the more than $1 billion coming to Alaska in the latest round of federal relief dollars under the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

The influx also provides $518 million of non-discretionary funds to Alaska and $220 million for public health and safety, workforce development, education, transportation, and emergency management.

ASMI put in a $20 million request two months ago, but Governor Dunleavy made no mentio...

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