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September 9, 2020

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Invite: White House Briefing Call

This morning, UFA was asked to share the following invitation with our members.  The briefing call is today at 10 AM Alaska time.

On July 24, President Trump authorized payments to U.S. commercial lobstermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs levied against American lobsters sold in China. The relief package was expanded to include additional seafood and fishermen impacted by retaliatory tariffs. At President Trump’s direction, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made $527 million available through the Seafood Trade Relief Program to ensure impacted fishermen are made whole again.
To receive a briefing on President Trump’s Trade Relief Program, please join the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Public Liaison today, Wednesday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time for a briefing call with Senior Administration Officials.
Briefing Call Registration
·         Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
·         Time: 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
·         Call-In Registration: CLICK HERE
Additional Resources
·         Memorandum on Protecting the United States Lobster Industry (Here)
·         Remarks by President Trump in a Roundtable on Supporting America’s Commercial Fishermen (Here)
·         🎬 WATCH: President Trump Meets with Commercial Fishermen in Maine (Here)
·         President Donald J. Trump is Working to Secure America’s Seafood Supply Chain and Bring Jobs Home (Here)
·         U.S. Department of Commerce Allocates $300 Million in CARES Act for US Fishermen & Seafood Industries Impacted by COVID-19 (Here)

The White House Office of Public Liaison

Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Seeks Input

The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Comfish Committee is seeking input on topics and specific questions for a virtual fisheries debate with US Senate candidates Dan Sullivan and Al Gross. The date and time of the debate have not yet been finalized but the Comfish Committee is planning for an informative discussion and eager to hear from fishermen, fishing organizations and coastal community members with ideas for fisheries topics of interest.
Comfish Committee member Theresa Peterson,, will compile all topics and questions submitted so please copy her with ideas for consideration by the full Comfish Committee.

An optional 5-minute survey is also available here:

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