Alaska salmon stakeholders divided on ballot initiative
November 1, 2018
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska salmon stakeholders are split on a ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat.
Most of the 12 Alaska Native regional corporations are opposing the so-called Stand for Salmon initiative set to appear on November’s general election ballot, but fishing industry groups appear divided on the matter, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported last week.
The initiative seeks to overhaul the state Department of Fish and Game’s statutory directive on how development projects in salmon habitat are evaluated. It would create a two-t...