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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2001-038 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE <br />CHUGACH REGIONAL RESOURCES COMMISSION TO THE FIRST <br />ALASKANS FOUNDATION FOR A COMMUNITY PLANNING AND <br />DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM <br /> <br />WHEREAS, The Qutekcak Native Tribe (QNT) operates the Qutekcak Shellfish <br />Hatchery (QSH), and QSH is the only such hatchery in the state, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, QSH was constructed in order to provide a ready source of seed stock to <br />Alaska's developing shellfish mariculture industry, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, despite the best efforts of QNT and others, the shellfish mariculture has not <br />developed as projected in Alaska's coastal communities, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, several individual communities, tribes, and businesses have developed <br />economic strategies specific to their locale or situation, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the absence of an industry and statewide development strategy and model is <br />seen as a major constraint to the industry growth which is necessary for QSH to succeed, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, QSH cannot provide the seed necessary for subsistence harvest beach <br />enhancement programs without concurrent production for shellfish farming businesses, and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the First Alaskans Foundation is requesting proposals for community <br />planning and development programs to assist in achieving the goal of increasing and enhancing <br />sustainable community planning and development efforts. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section 1. The Seward City Council supports the application submitted by the Chugach <br />Regional Resources Commission in order to fund a project that will fulfill the goals of the First <br />Alaskans Foundation, coastal Native villages, and the shellfish farming industry. <br /> <br />Section 2: This resolution shall be attached to the application submitted by Chugach <br />Regional Resources Commission to the First Alaskans Foundation. <br /> <br />Section 3: This resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption. <br />