"For more than a quarter century, three Washington-based crab boats named Bering Sea, Arctic Sea and North Sea worked harvest grounds off Alaska, then sent profits south to their Puget Sound owners."
This quote is from: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...skafish02.html
Obviously written from the perspective of Seattle it tells how the Seattle area benefits from OUR fish and how some of our Native groups are trying to change things a bit.
Interesting information includes the figures for tax revenue from the comm boats in Seattle:
"$167 million in tax revenue to state and local governments."
- that is about FOUR TIMES what the comm industry pays in general tax revenue to the state of Alaska!
Read it and weep - and hope the Native groups can make some changes so that Alaska can reap more benefits from OUR fish. We need to manage our resources for OUR benefits - NOT Seattles!