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Obama names American reps to halibut commission

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - Two Alaskans and a Washington state man have been appointed to the International Pacific Halibut Commission.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports ( President Obama has reappointed Jim Balsinger to another three-year term. He's head of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Alaska.

Also appointed were Homer fisherman Don Lane and Bob Alverson, manager of the Fishing Vessel Owners' Association in Seattle.

The commission is comprised of three Americans and three Canadians. It will meet next week in Seattle to set catch limits for the Pacific Ocean.


Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror,

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