Alaska Fish & Game plans to cut 30 positions in upcoming budget

adfg-logo“Like, I think, most of the department you’ve seen, there was pretty steady growth for about a 10-year period. For the last three years we’ve seen a pretty significant decline,” Brooks said. In three years, the department has cut 100 positions, Brooks said. There are two pieces of legislation in the works that would help raise revenue for the department. House Bill 137 would increase fees on fishing and hunting licenses. And House Bill 251 would assess an additional 1 percent tax on the commercial fishing industry.  Read the rest here 11:18

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