Alaska Senate rejects income tax, leaving questions about what comes next
Alaska Dispatch News by Nathaniel Herz – May 14, 2017
JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate’s vote Friday against the House’s income-tax proposal was an emphatic rejection of one key deficit-reduction measure — and a move the Senate GOP majority’s base embraced.

Reversing Obama, Trump EPA reaches deal with Pebble mine developer
Alaska Dispatch News by Erica Martinson – May 13, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has settled an ongoing lawsuit with the Pebble Limited Partnership and says the company can apply for a federal permit for its proposed massive gold and copper mine in the Bristol Bay watershed.

In Reversal, E.P.A. Eases Path for a Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay
New York Times by Tatiana Schossberg – May 12, 2017
In another reversal of Obama administration policy, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that it had settled a lawsuit over a mine on Alaska’s Bristol Bay, one of the world’s most productive salmon fisheries.

Labeling and Marketing

3MMI – What to Expect? Arrowtooth Flounder Fishing Resumes After a 5-Week Closure
TradexFoods – May 15, 2017
Poor weather conditions and a strong fresh market keep frozen Rockfish inventories bare, leading up to the busy summer season.

Federal Register

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/15/2017
The Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a meeting of its Guam Mariana Archipelago Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) Advisory Panel (AP) to discuss and make recommendations on fishery management issues in the Western Pacific Region.

Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 05/15/2017
The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Salmon Advisory Subpanel (SAS) will hold a meeting via webinar to discuss pertinent topics from the Council agenda in June 2017. The meeting is open to the public.

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May 15, 2017