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House Majority E-News for March 16, 2011 ANS Crude: $110.33 Henry Hub: $3.85

House Asks Congress to Ratify Law of the Sea Treaty

(Juneau) - The Alaska State House of Representatives today passed a
resolution supporting the state's economic, shipping and tourism
interests, emphatically urging the U.S. Congress to ratify the U.N.'s
Law of the Sea Treaty. House Joint Resolution 19 asks congress to sign
on to the treaty governing world ocean policy in order to protect our
state's rights - and our country's sovereign rights - to reasonably
access vast areas of the Arctic Ocean, Beaufort and Chukchi Seas.

"United States Senate ratification of the Law of the Sea treaty is an
important first step in strengthening Alaska's position as a player in
international Arctic affairs. Without ratification, national
boundaries in the Arctic cannot be finalized and the United States and
Alaska cannot fully participate in the Arctic Council and other Arctic
forums," Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, said. "Ratification of this treaty
will allow the United States to claim an area of extended continental
shelf north of Alaska about the size of California - an area
163-thousand square miles in size and likely rich in mineral and
hydrocarbon assets."

The full text and audio of this release can be found below:

http://www.housemajority.org/item.php?id=item20110316-94

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House Passes Geoduck Seed Transfer Bill

(Juneau) - The Alaska State House of Representatives today passed a
bill promoting economic diversity for our state's coastal communities
and allowing for the economic expansion of our shellfish farming and
harvest industry. House Bill 60, sponsored by Resources Committee
Co-Chair Paul Seaton, R-Homer, allows geoducks to be farmed
sub-tidally in the Gulf of Alaska even if wild geoducks are not
present.

Seaton says the clam is prized in some markets and is valued highest
among Asian buyers. "We're all proud of the standing wild, sustainable
Alaska seafood has attained across the world, and HB 60 would allow
more Alaska businesses the opportunity to capitalize on that and grow
our mariculture industry."

The full text and audio of this release can be found below:

http://www.housemajority.org/item.php?id=item20110316-95

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Bill Activity for Mar. 16, 2011
As of: 05:00:01 pm Alaska Time
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HB 60 : Geoduck Aquatic Farming/Seed Transfer
* House Majority Legislation
Sponsored by Rep. Paul Seaton
An Act relating to aquatic farm permitting involving geoducks and to
geoduck seed transfers between certified hatcheries and aquatic farms.

Status: PASSED (H) >> TRANSMITTED TO (S)
Contact: Katie Koester, 465-2689

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=27hb60-3
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HJR 19 : Urging Us To Ratify Law Of The Sea Treaty
* House Majority Legislation
Sponsored by
Urging the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations Convention
on the Law of the Sea.

Version: CSHJR 19(RES)
Status: PASSED (H) >> TRANSMITTED TO (S)
Contact: Rob Earl, 465-4942

Sponsor Statement: http://www.housemajority.org/spon.php?id=27hjr19-109

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