Tuesday night work session, the Kodiak City Council went over two drafts of is
proposed letter to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce regarding the imminent
reduction in fixed gear cod permits in the Gulf of Alaska.
Councilman Terry Haines brought in his revisions to the draft that City Manager
Aimee Kniaziowski (Kenya-zhoff-ski) wrote, and the other councilmembers weighed
in with their suggestions.
letter basically asks that the license reduction plan put forth by the North
Pacific Fishery Management Council be put on hold until its ramifications can
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ask that the ... vital public resource.")
Tom Walters agreed:
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think we all agree ... I completely agree.")
listed the three things he wants addressed by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke:
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looking for ... CC all of them. Good idea.")
Councilman Paul Smith suggesting Alaska's congressional delegation be sent the
The letter was
not scheduled for discussion at last night's city council meeting, but is sure
to come back for more discussion at an upcoming work session.