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U.S. Senate Pushes Funding for Fishing Industry

It includes $4 million for electronic monitors for the fishing fleet. Alaska fishermen on small boats have asked for cameras as a substitute for some of the human observers that record catch data. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told her colleagues electronic monitors will allow the mission to continue. “But recognizing that our small fishermen just simply cannot put another body on their boat as they’re out working.” Read more here 08:42

Sen. Durbin criticizes plan to cut Great Lakes program funding

Durbin says cuts would have a major impact on federal programs created to address ecological problems facing the Great Lakes, including fighting the spread of Asian carp. [email protected]