Politics

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.
https://www.adn.com/politics/alaska-legislature/2017/05/13/alaska-senate-rejects-income-tax-leaving-questions-about-what-is-next/

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.
https://www.adn.com/politics/2017/05/12/pebble-is-on-epa-reaches-deal-with-bristol-bay-gold-mine-company/

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.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/climate/in-reversal-epa-eases-path-for-a-mine-near-alaskas-bristol-bay.html?_r=0

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TXtEO_DPxc

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.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/15/2017-09747/western-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting

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.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/15/2017-09753/pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting

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May 15, 2017