Members of the fishing industry are considering petitioning the federal government for financial relief to alleviate the effects of the salmon industry decline. The federal Trade Act of 1974 allows relief for American industries seriously injured or threatened with serious injury by increased imports. Industry members can petition the U.S. International Trade Commission for relief, and the commission in turn may recommend to President Bush measures such as temporary import ceilings or tariffs on imports. The president has the final say.
The public is invited to attend the "Salmon for Success Summit" Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 10-12, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in downtown Juneau. The summit is hosted by the Tlingit Haida Central Council, the Southeast Intertribal Fish and Wildlife Commission, and the Southeast Conference.
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