Washington Restrictions on Commercial Fishing, Initiative 696 (1999)
The Washington Restrictions on Commercial Fishing Initiative, also known as Initiative 695, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited commercial net fishing in fresh or marine waters within the state, except for tribal fishing conducted under valid treaties.
|Washington Initiative 696 (1999)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||Shall commercial net, troll, and trawl fishing be prohibited in Washington state fresh and marine waters, except tribal fisheries conducted under a valid treaty right?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 696 was filed on January 4, 1999 by Thomas E. Nelson of Seattle. 234,750 signatures were collected to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- Washington Fishing Regulations, Initiative 640 (1995)
- 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 election results
- State of Washington 1999 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the People
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