Legislature(2005 - 2006)BUTROVICH 205

04/23/2005 10:00 AM RESOURCES

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10:04:38 AM Start
10:07:44 AM SB113
12:41:07 PM Adjourn
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            SB 113-GULF OF ALASKA GROUNDFISH FISHERY                                                                        
WORKSESSION: SB 113                                                                                                           
The following people testified on SB 113:                                                                                     
LEIGH THOMET,  Kodiak, opposed SB 113.  Allocates state resources                                                               
and  goes against  the  AK  constitution. Will  not  be good  for                                                               
coastal communities.                                                                                                            
10:07:44 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR SEEKINS joined the committee.                                                                                           
SENATOR GARY STEVENS joined the committee.                                                                                      
10:08:40 AM                                                                                                                   
JULIE  KAVANAUGH,  Kodiak,  opposed  SB 113.  Allocation  of  the                                                               
resource to other than an individual.                                                                                           
10:12:12 AM                                                                                                                   
EMILY  JEAN CAPJOHN,  Kodiak,  opposed SB  113.  Will reward  the                                                               
trawl fleet for its by-catch.                                                                                                   
10:15:32 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR GUESS joined the committee.                                                                                             
REPRESENTATIVE LADEOUX joined the committee.                                                                                    
10:16:00 AM                                                                                                                   
DON   DUMM,   Kodiak,   opposed   SB   113.   He   also   opposes                                                               
rationalization. Sees fewer  jobs in Kodiak because  of it. Price                                                               
of Qs have gone up and made it harder to get into the fishery.                                                                  
10:20:39 AM                                                                                                                   
MARK  LEVENSON,  F/V  Seagreen,  Kodiak,  opposed  SB  113.  Will                                                               
consolidate the fishery. The permit  holder sits in his chair and                                                               
collects money.                                                                                                                 
NEIL RICKMAN, Sitka jig fisherman, opposed SB 113.                                                                              
10:25:27 AM                                                                                                                   
KIP  THOMET, Kodiak,  opposed  SB 113.  Elimination  of jobs  and                                                               
access rights.  Doesn't address absentee owners.  Needs owner-on-                                                               
board provision.                                                                                                                
10:29:04 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR  WAGONER  asked how  people  are  getting around  being  on                                                               
MR. THOMET replied that a lot  of them are original Q holders who                                                               
are grand-fathered in.                                                                                                          
10:30:16 AM                                                                                                                   
DANA REID,  Kodiak, opposed  SB 113.  Had concerns  with removing                                                               
jig provision in SB 113.                                                                                                        
10:32:35 AM                                                                                                                   
LEONARD CARPENTER,  Kodiak, opposed SB 113.  Against constitution                                                               
- doesn't provide equal access.                                                                                                 
10:36:50 AM                                                                                                                   
YAKOV REUTOV, Homer,  supported SB 113. It's a good  start. He is                                                               
speaking for 40 other longliners in Homer and Kodiak.                                                                           
10:40:33 AM                                                                                                                   
ALEX  KWACHA, Dutch  Harbor,  said he  was  testifying for  three                                                               
others. Supported SB 113. Suggested  under-58 ft. boats. "Skipper                                                               
Card" for original owners.                                                                                                      
10:44:53 AM                                                                                                                   
DONALD LAWHEAD, offnet, opposed SB 113.                                                                                         
10:47:27 AM                                                                                                                   
ERIC LARIAMA, offnet, opposed SB 113.                                                                                           
10:48:47 AM                                                                                                                   
DAVID POLUSHKIN,  Matsu, K-Bay Fishing Association,  supported SB
113. It's a management tool, not an automatic giveaway.                                                                         
10:49:56 AM                                                                                                                   
JULIE BONNEY,  Anchorage, Alaska Groundfish Data  Base, supported                                                               
SB 113.                                                                                                                         
10:53:26 AM                                                                                                                   
DONNA JONES,  Kodiak, opposed SB  113. Privatization of  a public                                                               
10:55:51 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR BEN STEVENS said time,  weight and gear limits don't work                                                               
to  protect the  bio-mass. Didn't  work on  the East  Coast where                                                               
there are no fish now.                                                                                                          
10:58:06 AM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR  WAGONER said  halibut price  fluctuates  depending on  how                                                               
much fish are on the market.                                                                                                    
10:59:04 AM                                                                                                                   
CHARLIE PARSONS, Homer, F/V Nightwatch, supported SB 113.                                                                       
11:01:45 AM                                                                                                                   
GLEN CARROLL, Homer, supported SB 113.                                                                                          
11:04:15 AM                                                                                                                   
BUCK   LAUKITIS,  Homer,   North  Pacific   Fishing  Association,                                                               
supported SB 113.                                                                                                               
11:06:19 AM                                                                                                                   
TRIFILYI REUTOV,  Homer, K-Bay Fishing Association,  supported SB
11:07:26 AM                                                                                                                   
DAN HULL,  Cordova District Fishermen United  (CDFU) - Groundfish                                                               
Division, supported  SB 113.  Commented on  MOU between  Board of                                                               
Fisheries and CFEC.                                                                                                             
11:11:24 AM                                                                                                                   
MITCH  KILBORN, Kodiak,  Western Alaska  Fisheries, supported  SB
11:13:51 AM                                                                                                                   
DAN HEES, Kodiak, supported SB 113.                                                                                             
11:16:51 AM                                                                                                                   
GABRIEL SARAVIA, Kodiak, supported SB 113.                                                                                      
11:20:01 AM                                                                                                                   
ENRIQUE PEREZ, Kodiak cannery worker, supported SB 113.                                                                         
11:21:21 AM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR COWDERY joined the meeting.                                                                                             
11:22:26 AM                                                                                                                   
PETER ALLAN, Kodiak, F/V Orion, opposed SB 113.                                                                                 
11:25:03 AM                                                                                                                   
LISA ROBBINS, Kodiak, opposed SB 113 - unconstitutional.                                                                        
11:26:42 AM                                                                                                                   
JAY STINSON, Kodiak, Alaska Draggers Association, supported SB
11:29:47 AM                                                                                                                   
AL   BURCH,   Kodiak,   Executive   Director,   Alaska   Draggers                                                               
Association, supported SB 113.                                                                                                  
11:33:42 AM                                                                                                                   
KEITH REYNOLDS, Kodiak, F/V Dawn, supported SB 113.                                                                             
11:34:40 AM                                                                                                                   
MATTHEW MOIR, Kodiak, Alaska Pacific Seafoods, supported SB 113.                                                                
11:39:53 AM                                                                                                                   
MIKE MARTIN, Kodiak, F/V Captain Kidd, supported SB 113.                                                                        
11:42:41 AM                                                                                                                   
BEN DOCTOLERO, Kodiak, Alaska Pacific Seafoods, supported SB
11:44:47 AM                                                                                                                   
BENNY DOQUILENEA, Kodiak, Alaska Pacific Seafoods, spoke for his                                                                
crew of 100, supported SB 113.                                                                                                  
11:47:20 AM                                                                                                                   
ROBERT GUNDERSON, Kodiak, F/V Icy Mist, supported SB 113.                                                                       
11:49:35 AM                                                                                                                   
ROBIN CLARK, Kodiak, opposed SB 113.                                                                                            
11:52:46 AM                                                                                                                   
GEORGE MARSHALL, Kodiak, opposed SB 113.                                                                                        
11:53:44 AM                                                                                                                   
CHRISTINE HOLLAND, Kodiak, opposed SB 113.                                                                                      
11:56:35 AM                                                                                                                   
TIM TRIPP, Kodiak, opposed SB 113.                                                                                              
11:58:37 AM                                                                                                                   
PETE HANNAH, Kodiak, opposed SB 113.                                                                                            
12:00:51 PM                                                                                                                   
CARL HAYES, Kodiak, opposed SB 113.                                                                                             
12:02:17 PM                                                                                                                   
NORM BOTZ, Kodiak, F/V Silversword, opposed SB 113.                                                                             
12:04:50 PM                                                                                                                   
STEVE MATHIEU, Kodiak, President, Alaska Jig Association,                                                                       
opposed SB 113.                                                                                                                 
12:09:58 PM                                                                                                                   
ROLAND RUOSS, Kodiak, opposed SB 113.                                                                                           
12:12:07 PM                                                                                                                   
SHAWN DOCHTERMANN, Kodiak, testifying in Juneau, opposed SB 113.                                                                
12:17:58 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR SEEKINS said there is no indication of fast tracking.                                                                   
12:18:12 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR WAGONER said the same.                                                                                                    
12:19:17 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR DYSON clarified that committee time is not used for                                                                     
personal attacks.                                                                                                               
12:20:30 PM                                                                                                                   
CHAIR WAGONER asked that personal attack on Senator Ben Stevens                                                                 
be stricken from the record.                                                                                                    
SENATOR ELTON supported previous statements.                                                                                    
12:21:43 PM                                                                                                                   
JOE CHILDERS, Kodiak, testifying in Juneau, Western Gulf of                                                                     
Alaska Fishermen, supported SB 113.                                                                                             
12:28:25 PM                                                                                                                   
SENATOR SEEKINS mentioned constitutional question.                                                                              
12:32:10 PM                                                                                                                   
STEVEN TUFFIN, Groundswell Fisheries Movement, opposed SB 113.                                                                  
12:39:36 PM                                                                                                                   
MARK VINCENT, United Fishermen of Alaska, didn't comment on SB
12:41:07 PM                                                                                                                   

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