Legislature(2001 - 2002)

04/30/2001 05:35 PM RES

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          HJR 26-STELLER SEA LION RESEARCH TEAM TO ALASKA                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
CHAIRMAN TORGERSON announced HJR 26 to be up for consideration.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  DYSON, sponsor of  HJR 26, said it is a very  simple                                                            
resolution that  asks the National Marine Fisheries  Service to move                                                            
a research  team  to Alaska  to study  the Steller  sea lion,  which                                                            
threatens  the  polluck  fishery   in Alaska.   This  resolution  is                                                            
important because  there are travel restrictions on  National Marine                                                            
Fisheries Service personnel  so they can't always be where they need                                                            
to be to study  the creatures and because it's important  to realize                                                            
that there is  space available for the team to relocate.  He stated,                                                            
"Basically, the  idea is that we should relocate this  team to where                                                            
the critters are and not to where they aren't."                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR TAYLOR  moved to pass HJR 26 from committee  with individual                                                            
recommendations. There were no objections and it was so ordered.                                                                

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