The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
Alaskans know the importance of oil to the state’s economy and state government coffers.
No question. Oil is huge.
But with all the talk of oil, it’s easy to overlook other parts of Alaska’s economy
Commercial fisheries, for example. Fisheries anchored many Alaska communities years before the start of oil production. And, they’ve continued to do so after oil began flowing through the pipeline.