Alaska/Pacific Coast

New tax proposal from Alaska Gov. Walker would take 1.5 percent of wages up to $2,200
Alaska Dispatch New by Nathaniel Herz – September 24, 2017
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Friday announced his latest tax proposal aimed at shrinking Alaska’s $2.5 billion deficit — a 1.5 percent tax on wages that stops at $2,200, or roughly $150,000 in income.
https://www.adn.com/politics/2017/09/22/new-tax-proposal-from-alaska-gov-walker-would-take-1-5-percent-of-wages-up-to-2200/

Valdez spill response continues as Alyeska investigates cause
Alaska Public Media by Elizabeth Harball –  September 25, 2017
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company is investigating how crude oil ended up in the Port of Valdez after a spill last Thursday. Since cleanup efforts began, Alyeska estimates about 400 gallons of oily water have been recovered.
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/09/25/valdez-spill-response-continues-as-alyeska-investigates-cause/

International

Alaska’s salmon industry deems global competition as beneficial
Fis.com – September 26, 2017
Alaska’s salmon industry has had to face global competition, especially from Norway, Canada, Scotland and Chile, but the sector’s stakeholders deem it as an advantage.
http://fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=93915&ndb=1&df=0

Increased demand, e-commerce signal upswing in canned seafood: report
 $7 billion in growth expected by 2021
Supermarket News by Dan Orlando –  September 25, 2017
Canned seafood is projected to accrue nearly $7 billion in incremental growth across the globe over the next five years, a recent report found.
http://www.supermarketnews.com/seafood/increased-demand-e-commerce-signal-upswing-canned-seafood-report

Environment/Science
TRUMP: How Will The Seafood Industry Be Affected? – PART 2: CLIMATE CHANGE
TradexFoods – September 21, 2017
The Direction of the U.S. Environmental Policy is Shifting – from the Proposed Budget Cuts to NOAA Fisheries to the Termination of the Environmental Protection Agency. All of which that Could Have Detrimental Effects to the Seafood Industry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1DbNOzD4KA

>>  TRUMP: How Will The Seafood Industry Be Affected? – PART 1 – ALASKA (TradexFoods – May 2, 2017)

Federal Register

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Rockfish Program: Permits and Reports
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 09/25/2017
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/25/2017-20397/proposed-information-collection-comment-request-alaska-rockfish-program-permits-and-reports

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September 26, 2017