The Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance has handed over enough signatures to the state division of elections to get a voter initiative on the 2016 general election ballot.Read More
A group looking to ban commercial setnets in Alaska's urban areas submitted 43,000 signatures to the Division of Elections on Wednesday, asking that voters consider the ban in the August 2016 primary election.Read More
Conservation group expects to have enough signatures to allow a public vote on a commercial set net ban in urban, non-subsistence areas of AlaskaRead More
An Alaska Superior Court judge has ruled that a proposed ballot initiative, which would ban set net fishing in urban areas of the state, can move forward in the petition process.
The ruling will allow the backers of 13PCAF to move forward in the process to get the initiative on the ballot in 2016. The initiative is proposed by the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, Inc. (AFCA).Read More
State Superior Court Judge Catherine Easter overturned the state’s decision to reject a ballot initiative that, if passed, would ban setnets in the state’s urban areas.
Clark Penney, executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance, the group behind the initiative, praised the court’s decision in a statement. Penney said the group would be acting swiftly to begin gathering signatures to bring the ballot measure to the 2016 primary ballot.Read More