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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Aileen Cole, (907)750-0470 Groups Head to Court to Support State, Treadwell Decision to Stop Set Netter Ban Initiative WHAT: Resources for All Alaskans has submitted a legal brief in support of the State of Alaska’s decision to prevent the Set Netter Ban initiative from proceeding to the August 2016 ballot. Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced that decision in January based on advice from the Department of Law that the Set Netter Ban is unconstitutional.  The initiative sponsors are now suing the State in Superior Court. InRead More
2014 KPFA Presentation to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

Posted On February 2, 2014By KPFA AlaskaIn kpfa

2014 KPFA Presentation to the Alaska Board of Fisheries

Following is the link to the 2014 KPFA Presentation to the Alaska Board of Fisheries. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfFIFZuQpR0&feature=youtu.be  Read More
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Posted On January 11, 2014By KPFA AlaskaIn kpfa

State guts initiative to ban Inlet setnets

State guts initiative to ban Inlet setnets BY MOLLY DISCHNER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Published: 2014.01.09 10:02 AM PHOTO/RASHAH MCCHESNEY/PENINSULA CLARION The proposed ballot initiative to ban setnets in nonsubsistence areas of the state was rejected as a “prohibited appropriation” under the advice of the Alaska Department of Law. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced Jan. 6 that the proposed ban on setnetting did not meet the legal standards to appear on a ballot. The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, or AFCA, sponsored the initiative and was targeting the August 2016 primary forRead More
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Posted On January 7, 2014By KPFA AlaskaIn kpfa

Setnet initiative struck down

Setnet initiative struck down BY MOLLY DISCHNER, ALASKA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE Published: 2014.01.06 04:15 PM The proposed ban on setnets was struck down Monday afternoon as a “prohibited appropriation” under the advice of Alaska’s Department of Law. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced this afternoon that the proposed ban on setnetters would not appear on the ballot. According to a statement from the Division of Elections, the Department of Law issued a 12-page opinion that determined that having voters consider the ban would be an appropriation, which cannot be addressed in a ballotRead More
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               PR 14-001   Lieutenant Governor Treadwell Rejects Initiative to prohibit gill nets, set nets   January 6, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell today rejected an initiative to prohibit shore gill nets and set nets in nonsubsistence areas of the state. Lt. Gov. Treadwell took action on the advice of the Department of Law, whose 12-page opinion called the proposed measure (13PCAF) a prohibited appropriation under Article XI, Section 7 of the Alaska Constitution. The Department of Law’sRead More
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