Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance

Protecting Alaska's Fish.


To conserve fisheries in urban areas of Alaska for all its citizens.

Court Ruling Paves the Way for Set Net Ban Initiative

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).

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Court finds urban setnet ban initiative can move forward

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.

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