Washington, D.C. – Monday, Alaska Congressman Don Younger launched a number of items of laws to assist Alaska’s fishermen, processors, and the fish shares they rely upon. This suite consists of the Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act, the Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the US Act, the Maintain Finfish Free Act, laws to require the labeling of genetically engineered fish, and laws to amend the Nationwide Marine Sanctuaries Act to higher work for Alaska.
“Alaskans know simply how central to our economic system and lifestyle our fishing trade is. Our fishermen, processors, and others have been closely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it extra vital than ever to guard this important trade,” mentioned Congressman Don Younger. “We are able to waste no time in standing up and combating for the well being of our fisheries. That’s the reason I’ve proudly launched laws within the first weeks of the 117th Congress to guard the integrity of our seafood, battle the specter of genetically modified fish, and make sure that federal bureaucrats can’t hurt coastal communities by haphazardly designating new marine sanctuaries. Alaskans know that the livelihoods of hundreds of our pals and neighbors rely upon the success of our world-class fisheries. Defending them and the roles they assist has all the time been considered one of my highest priorities in Congress. I’ll proceed working with fishermen, trade leaders, Native communities, and different Alaskans to make sure that this important sector has the sources wanted to climate this pandemic, and are available again stronger than ever earlier than.”
Laws launched by Congressman Younger: