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February 16, 2006

Gone fishing

The FY03 appropriations omnibus created and appropriated $10 million for the Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board (AFMB), a non-profit, which since its inception has received $10 million annually in federal funding. Out of its federal funds, the AFMB gave Alaska Airlines a $500,000 grant to paint a Boeing 737 to look like a Chinook salmon. According to news reports, the plane, which has been dubbed the “Salmon-Thirty-Salmon,” is designed to promote the wild Alaskan seafood, as well as to highlight Alaska Airline’s contribution in transporting seafood out of the state. (Photo: Michael Carter/Airliners.net)
Via townhall.com.

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