UFA Wants Coast Guard Presence in Arctic in Line With Development

Alaska’s largest statewide commercial fishing trade association is tracking movement in Congress on revisions of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act, which is key to Coast Guard appropriations for fiscal 2013 and 2014. Separate House and Senate versions of the legislation are yet to be reconciled. Mark Vinsel, executive director of UFA, said there are several areas of concern, including United Fishermen of Alaska is keeping a close eye on revisions of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act now before Congress, which will authorize Coast Guard appropriations for fiscal years 2013 and 2014.http://fnonlinenews.blogspot.com/2012/10/ufa-wants-coast-guard-presence-in.html