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My Turn: Charter fleet should halt its spin on halibut allocation issue

...Instead, the charter fleet should realize it's in the driver's seat for ensuring a stable future. There has never been a successful fishery in Alaska that has not gone to some form of limited entry. Bert Bergman is a Sitka resident.
Welcome to halibut allocation chaos quotas. Fisheries and communities need a long-term solution to this festering issue. I challenge charter interests to fight hard for the annual limit. But why should they when I still have 5,000 pounds left? Bert Bergman Sitka
Big oil and the financial future of Alaska

...under any tax structure. Our state does have a financial day of reckoning. I am not scared because we have lots of options, even if we do not like them. We just have to remember not to trade our principles for pork. Bert Bergman Sitka
My turn: It's time for a national health care plan

...other countries are doing. The status quo will not work for much longer. Next time you are in the voting booth, consider what kind of country you want your kids to grow old in. Bert Bergman is a commercial fishermen and Sitka resident.


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