Alaska Fish Traps, Proposition 3 (April 1956)

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The Alaska Fish Traps Proposition, also known as Proposition 3 or Ordinance No. 3, was on the April 24, 1956 ballot in Alaska as a constitutional convention referral, where it was approved. The measure sought abolish fish traps in Alaskan waters.[1]

Text of the proposal

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall Ordinance Number Three of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, prohibiting the use of fish traps for the taking of salmon for commercial purposes in the coastal waters of the State, be adopted?

Yes [ ] No [ ][2]

Path to the ballot

The question was officially agreed to by the Alaska Constitutional Convention.[1] The question was previously approved by voters, but had not been recognized by Washington D.C.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alaska Constitution, "Ordinance No. 3 - Ratification of Constitution," accessed January 7, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Fairbanks Daily News Miner, "Election Interest Increasing," April 11, 1956