$13.36 Million Released By
Coastal Programs In Alaska
October 15, 2003
Wednesday - 12:05 am
Some of Alaska's coastal programs will soon benefit from more
than $13 million in funds from the Department of Commerce. The
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration informed Senator
Ted Stevens that funds for the projects and programs listed below
have been released.
"These funds will help
our fishermen market Alaska's seafood, continue sound management
of our fisheries, and support the important work being done at
the Alaska SeaLife Center," said Stevens.
The funds released are:
- $8,000,000 to the Alaska Fisheries
Marketing Board to market, develop and promote Alaska seafood.
The goal of the Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board is to increase
demand, product usage and awareness of Alaska Seafood products.
Stevens authored legislation creating the Alaska Fisheries Marketing
Board, which was included in the Fiscal Year 2003 funding bill
for the Department of Commerce. The Board will award grants to
market, develop, and promote Alaska seafood and improve related
technology and transportation with an emphasis on wild salmon.
- $1,156,202 to the North Pacific
Fishery Management Council to address the management of its fisheries
relative to the Steller sea lions.
- An additional $493,030 to
the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to support the Council's
responsibilities pursuant to the American Fisheries Act.
- $657,000 to the Alaska Department
of Fish and Game for the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Protection
and Restoration Cost Share Program to sustain and enhance salmon
habitat on the Kenai Peninsula.
- $472,395 to the Prince William
Sound Science Center to complete the implementation of a Nowcast-Forecast
Information System in Prince William Sound.
- $169,690 to the Bering Sea
Fisherman's Association for the completion of a CDQ data base
to provide a stable information base to assist regulatory bodies
in examining and evaluating changes in the communities participating
in the program.
- $969,656 to the Alaska Department
of Fish and Game for Pacific Salmon Treaty implementation and
to help provide technical support necessary to effectively manage
Yukon River salmon fisheries in the context of U.S./Canada negotiation
- $967,073 to the Alaska SeaLife
Center to rescue, treat and release stranded marine mammals.
- $483,858 to the Yukon River
Drainage Fisheries Association for a multi-faceted research program
to aid in the assessment, restoration and research of Yukon River
Source of News Release:
Office of Senator Ted Stevens
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