Aleutians East Borough Mayor aims to combat loss of fishing permits to drug addiction

With an “alarming” loss of commercial salmon fishing permits in rural communities, Aleutians East Borough Mayor Alvin Osterback has an idea on reversing the “graying of the fleet,” by allowing young fishermen to establish themselves with leadership experience on the water. His plan also aims to combat the loss of fishing permits by drug addicts who inherit and then sell their fishing privileges in order to stay high. The plan to add a second name to salmon permits will ultimately require legislative approval. It has already been endorsed by a group representing local government officials. “A whole generation of fishermen are missing because of drugs,”,,, >click to read< 08:08

One Response to Aleutians East Borough Mayor aims to combat loss of fishing permits to drug addiction

  1. Linda says:

    Very, very sad.

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