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Murkowski Welcomes Fisheries Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, issued this following statement regarding the announcement Jan. 15 by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke that a disaster declaration will be issued for the Yukon River Chinook salmon fishery for 2008 and 2009:

"I am pleased that the Department of Commerce has determined a commercial fishery failure for the Yukon River Chinook salmon run.  The poor runs in 2008 and 2009 have had a devastating impact on the commercial and subsistence fisheries and the declaration authorizes the Department to work to restore the fishery.  I look forward to working with local communities, the State of Alaska and Commerce Secretary Locke to find resources to assist in the recovery and restoration of the Chinook fishery."

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