Alyeska Reports Fishing Vessel Shortfall

Fishing vessels played a vital role after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, providing equipment and manpower for protecting sensitive areas and recovering and cleaning up oil. Under the state-mandated contingency plan for cleaning up tanker oil spills, Alyeska must maintain contracts with at least 350 trained fishing vessels from Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet and Kodiak Island. But the operator of the trans-Alaska pipeline and Valdez tanker port is now reporting a shortfall in the Prince William Sound-based part of the fleet. Alyeska is therefore teaming up with the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council for a project aimed at fixing the fishing vessel program. KCHU's Erik Wander has more:

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