Bill Aimed at Helping Younger Fishermen

As young Alaskans gather in Juneau for the sixth annual Young Fishermen’s Summit this week to explore ways to get a leg up in an increasingly challenging and expensive industry, Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, a member of the House Fisheries Committee, is trying to help. Kreiss-Tomkins and other members of the committee are working on a bill to create community banks to buy limited entry permits from people selling out in order to be able to lease them to people primarily in rural communities who cannot afford to buy them outright.

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Source: Cristy Fry | Homer News

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