Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A new sportfishing group on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is proposing a ban on commercial set net fishing in areas it identifies as “urban” part of the state, including Cook Inlet.
The announcement from the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance Inc., whose spokesman drew quick criticism from the Kenai Peninsula Fishermen’s Association, which represents commercial setnetters.
The Alaska Department of Law must decide within 60 days whether to allow backers of the sport fishing group’s proposed ballot initiative to begin collecting the required 31,000 signatures to put the measure on August 2016 primary election ballot.
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