Tag Archives: Sen. Mark Begich

My Turn: Time to continue moving Alaska forward – By Sen. MARK BEGICH

The election is over and the dust has settled. I congratulate Dan Sullivan. He and I disagreed on many issues, but now he is senator and it is time to move forward to address Alaska’s needs. It has been an enormous honor to serve Alaskans as your U.S. senator the last six years,,, Read the rest here 14:23

Alaska delegation seeks name change of Russian-water fish sold as “Alaskan pollock”

When you buy Alaska pollock at the store, there’s a nearly 40 percent chance the fish was caught in Russian waters, U.S. pollock producers say. “The problem that we’re facing is that pollock caught by the Russians is also being called Alaskan pollock, which is pollock that is of a more inferior quality,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). “It’s causing confusion with our good, sustainably managed fishery and a fish that is of high quality.” Read the rest here 21:20

A commercial fishermen’s group Plans Ads Thanking Begich for Pebble Stance

A commercial fishermen’s group is running TV ads thanking Sen. Mark Begich for his opposition to the proposed Pebble Mine. Bob Waldrop is executive director of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association. He says ads will begin running Wednesday. Read [email protected]  12:10

Warren hosts serious, deliberative fishing hearing

Dr. Brian Rothschild, retired UMass professor of marine science and president of the fledgling Center for Sustainable Fisheries, called for a sweeping overhaul of the Magnuson Stevens Act. He made an often-repeated observation that NOAA Fisheries lacks a balanced reading of the 10 national standards set down by Magnuson. “MSA implementation must be based on a balance among all 10 national standards (of MSA) rather than a preoccupation with overfishing,” he said. [email protected]  07:38

Warren set to host fishing reform hearing today

gdt iconThe hearing — which will also include Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard — is designed to rein in input from fishermen and industry advocates. Among those scheduled to testify include Brian Rothschild, who has headed up the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth marine science program and is recognized as one of the most respected and leading advocates for fishermen and the fisheries. [email protected] 06:54

Senator seeks $15M for tsunami debris – Begich – “We have that option right now to do something,”

Sen. Mark Begich said it’s embarrassing that the government of Japan has put  more funding toward the debris cleanup than the U.S. government has. He said the  impact of debris from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan reaching U.S.  shores is as much a natural disaster as a hurricane, drought or wildfire — it’s  just unfolding in slow motion. Read more: http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/December-Issue-2-2012/Senator-seeks-15M-for-tsunami-debris/