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Former Senator Ted Stevens had a huge impact on the Alaskan fishing industry his work affected schools, ports, airports and every town. In the 1970’s he negotiated with Canada and Russia for America to have larger fishing boundaries and set the 200 mile rule. Then in 1985 he introduced The Pacific Salmon Treaty and then again in 1997 and 1999 and in 2008 the later is still in effect. He set catch limits and deadlines to end over fishing and placed a strong emphasis on science. He was influential in the marketing of Alaska seafood adn secured millions of marketing dollars. He will be missed.

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  1. http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081110/loc_693502957.shtml
Remembering an Alaskan Fisheries Campaigner

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