Legislature(2003 - 2004)

04/23/2003 01:05 PM House RES

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SJR 12-SUPPORTING HALIBUT BY-CATCH PROJECT                                                                                    
CHAIR FATE  announced that the  first order of business  would be                                                               
CS  FOR  SENATE  JOINT  RESOLUTION NO.  12(RES),  Supporting  the                                                               
halibut  by-catch   utilization  project   of  the   Alaska  Food                                                               
Coalition.  [Before the committee was HCS CSSJR 12(FSH).]                                                                       
Number 0226                                                                                                                     
CHAIR FATE asked whether anyone else  wished to testify.  He then                                                               
closed public testimony.                                                                                                        
The committee took an at-ease from 1:09 p.m. to 1:11 p.m.                                                                       
[There  were two  motions to  move  wrong versions  of the  bill,                                                               
which were then withdrawn.]                                                                                                     
Number 0424                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE MASEK  moved to  report HCS  CSSJR 12(FSH)  out of                                                               
committee  with individual  recommendations and  the accompanying                                                               
fiscal notes, and asked for unanimous consent.                                                                                  
Number 0459                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE GATTO objected.  He  asked the sponsor to speak to                                                               
the changes.                                                                                                                    
Number 0490                                                                                                                     
SENATOR GARY  STEVENS, Alaska State Legislature,  sponsor, turned                                                               
attention  to page  2,  lines  6-8, reporting  that  there was  a                                                               
change in the  [House Special Committee on Fisheries]  to make it                                                               
absolutely  clear  that  this  is  a  specific  permit  called  a                                                               
prohibited  species  donation permit  and  is  authorized by  the                                                               
National Marine  Fisheries Service  (NMFS).   The purpose  of the                                                               
permit  is to  authorize the  use of  halibut catch  from vessels                                                               
with observers.   The  intention is to  make it  absolutely clear                                                               
that no fish  would be used from vessels that  don't have federal                                                               
observers  aboard to  ensure that  no  one has  "played fast  and                                                               
loose" with  keeping certain halibut.   He noted he was  glad the                                                               
change was made to clarify the intention.                                                                                       
Number 0565                                                                                                                     
REPRESENTATIVE GATTO withdrew his objection.                                                                                    
Number 0574                                                                                                                     
CHAIR  FATE asked  if there  was  any further  objection.   There                                                               
being  no objection,  HCS  CSSJR 12(FSH)  was  reported from  the                                                               
House Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                             

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