Just thought some would like to know the State Superior Third District Court ruled that commercial fisherman do not have a property right with their limited entry permit and therefore there is no takings in allocation decisions. The case number is 3AN-05-12647 CI and titled Vanek vs. State of Alaska and the decision was signed on 1 December by Sen K Tan, Superior Court Judge.
Just thought some of you might want to know about this. If the judge had ruled the other way then commercial fisherman may have required compensation for allocation of the resource. This is a major case and I am sure there will be appeals. For the present however the resources of this State are still held in common with no compensation required for allocation decisions.