The Trump administration is proposing massive cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) budget. Included in those cuts is the complete elimination of the Sea Grant program. Please sign this letter asking Alaska’s delegation to keep Sea Grant and its vital programs.
Write an Opinion Piece or a Letter to the Editor
Opinion pieces and letters to the editor are a great way for your voice to be heard, to raise the profile of an issue and to spur action.
Consider writing an opinion piece or letter to the editor about:
- Bycatch – especially bycatch of king salmon and halibut
- Ocean acidification
- Protecting working waterfronts by ensuring fishery access for community residents
For help getting your piece published, please contact our office. We are glad to answer any questions you have about preparing or submitting an opinion piece or letter to the editor.
Write Comments & Testify
Critical fisheries management decisions are made at state and federal meetings including the Alaska Board of Fisheries and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meetings. These processes are open to the public, and hearing from local residents and resource users is very important to decision makers.
Here are a few issues that may present opportunities in the near future: