Washington Fishing Regulations, Initiative 640 (1995)
The Washington Fishing Regulations Initiative, also known as Initiative 640, was on the November 7, 1995 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have rewritten fishing regulations to ensure certain survival rates for non-targeted species.
|Washington Initiative 640 (1995)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall state fishery regulations ensure certain survival rates for nontargeted catch, and commercial and recreational fisheries be prioritized?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 640 was filed on January 9, 1995 by Frank Haw of Olympia. 258,995 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- Washington Restrictions on Commercial Fishing, Initiative 696 (1999)
- Washington Ban on Commercial Fishing of Steelhead Trout, Initiative 456 (1984)
- Washington Dam Construction and Water Diversion, Initiative 25 (1960)
- Washington Commercial Salmon Fishing Regulations, Initiative 192 (1954)
- Washington Fish Traps and Fishing Regulations, Initiative 77 (1934)
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1995 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the People
- The Seattle Times, "Initiative 640: Vote `No' On Musical-Chairs Fishery," November 2, 1995
- 'Office of the Secretary of State, "1995 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 30, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 29, 2013
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