Southeast Alaskans critiqued the Marine Highway System’s 2013-2014 fall, winter and spring schedule Tuesday.
Leaders and some others from around the region spoke and asked questions during a teleconference.
Some thanked ferry officials for answering past concerns. But many said other problems need to be addressed.
Here’s an edited version of what they had to say.
Southcentral and Southwest Alaskans gave their comments during a separate teleconference.
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- Inuit leaders and organizations from Canada have been lobbying the U.S. for the last year. Polar bear sport hunting is an important industry to the Inuit economy.