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Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force visits Kodiak
by James Brooks / editor@kodiakdailymirror.com
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Scott Smiley, left, associate professor of fisheries and conservation at the Fishery Industrial Technology Center, shares the history of the center with Rep. Fred Wood of the Idaho House of Representatives and an unidentified woman, right, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.
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KODIAK — Members of the Pacific Fisheries Legislative Task Force, a group of state governments in the western U.S., visited Kodiak from Thursday through Saturday to become better informed about Alaska fisheries issues.

Alaska Rep. Alan Austerman of Kodiak, a member of the task force, said the group meets once per year, and the last time it came to Kodiak was 10 years ago.

On Thursday, the group visited the Coast Guard base in Kodiak, then toured the Fishery Industrial Technology Center.

Austerman said fewer members of state legislatures can travel, due to budget cuts in the past few years, but visitors this year included Rep. Fred Wood and Rep. Shirley Ringo of Idaho, Rep. Deborah Boone of Oregon, and Rep. Wesley Chesbro of California.
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