News

Treadwell Rejects Proposed Set Net Ban Initiative

View Comments
File photo of Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell.  (credit:  Tom Williams/Getty Images)

File photo of Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. (credit: Tom Williams/Getty Images)

News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has rejected a proposed initiative that sought to ban shore gill nets and set nets in non-subsistence areas.

Supporters of the proposal billed it as a conservation effort. But critics, like the Kenai Peninsula Fisherman’s Association, called it a fish grab by opposing interests.

The Department of Law, in its review, said the proposal, while written to apply statewide, is instead targeted toward the set net commercial salmon fishery in Cook Inlet.

The review found the proposal would “effectively eliminate a major user group while appealing to the self-interests of sport and personal fisheries.” The review also found that it would affect the ability of the Board of Fisheries and the Legislature to make allocation decisions among competing users.

Treadwell’s rejection can be appealed.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,103 other followers