While the industry is still somewhat in its infancy, proponents say the state — with its thousands of miles of coastline — has the potential to become a leader in the industry.
Chignik fishermen are finally expecting federal relief funds to start coming in, but that assistance may be too late.
COVID-19 has impacted Alaska fisheries recently, but for the most part, revenue losses came from lack of fish.
The disaster declarations included one for the 2020 Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries.
Sullivan called it “shocking” that Janet Yellen, now the Treasury secretary, would not commit to an “all of the above” energy policy that includes oil and gas when the two spoke before her confirmation.