Begich to Wal-Mart Execs: Donít Let a Label Limit AK Seafood
July 1, 2013 -- The following was released by the office of Senator Mark Begich:
U.S. Senator Mark Begich showed his determination to protect the Alaska seafood industry from outsider overreach in a letter sent to Wal-Mart president and chief operating officer Michael Duke today in which he urged the company to re-evaluate their decision to only sell seafood certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an organization that has come under harsh criticism by Alaska fishermen for their growing logo fees, inconsistent standards and increasing licensing costs.
October 21, 2014 -- Look, It’s time our federal lawmakers tackled this issue — and NOAA’s budgeted revenues — head on.
That means ensuring that a far greater share of this money — dedicated to the fishing industry, not the federal government’s grotesque management of it — is headed this way.
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