Fish for Native Alaskan villages

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Fish for Native Alaskan villages

This petition had 108 supporters

Doug Karlberg started this petition to Committee on Natural Resources Congress

Remote Native Alaskan villages and their unique culture are at dire risk, without access to their local resources, which are in most cases their only economic and food resources. Without their local and regional resources, these people and their rich culture may become extinct.

Congress is reviewing the fishing regulations currently, and a petition may persuade them to protect the Alaskan Native culture, if educated about this remote area of the United States.

A pilot program granting 10% of Federal fishing licenses to remote villages was implemented, and has been highly successful in alleviating economic stress caused by isolation and their resources being given away to large commercial interests.

Increasing the Federal fishing licenses issued to these remote communities to be held by locally managed non-profits in perpetuity, holds the single most effective tool to lessen poverty, in this one of the poorest regions in the United States.

CONGRESS: Please increase the number of Federal fishing licenses awarded to these villages, so that they survive.

Read more Link: http://ens-newswire.com/2014/03/13/the-story-behind-daniel-levins-documentary-kaltag-alaska/

Petition Closed

This petition had 108 supporters