The Peninsula Clarion continues its excellent coverage of chinook salmon issues. Today's paper headlines their objective coverage, devoid of special-interest obfuscation, of our state's regulatory process:
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state
Posted: November 30, 2013 - 7:42pm | Updated: December 1, 2013 - 9:19am
For thousands of years, Alaskans have traveled to the ocean and rivers to catch fish, but by the middle of the 20th century, salmon runs were being decimated by Outsiders using fish traps and residents of the territory were determined to retake control as a state.
So when the state Legislature first convened in 1959, creating a plan for fisheries management was one of its early tasks. It came up with a multi-faceted process— the Department of Fish and Game, Board of Fisheries and regional Advisory Committees — that still governs state fisheries today.
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