To the Editor
Is protecting Southeast Alaska important to you?
March 3, 2022
To the Editor:
If you are a commercial fisherman, like we are, or just an Alaskan who enjoys being on the water for sport or subsistence, you assume we all care about protecting our beautiful state and its resources for generations to come.
Right now, the Governor has proposed SB 180 and HB 303 with complicated wording but with the goal of getting rid of the Ocean Ranger program. If these bills pass, this globally praised program will be off the books and most likely never to be returned.
The Ocean Ranger Program was approved by voters in 2006 and is still law. The program is self funded...