Alaska Regulation of Fisheries Initiative, Proposition 5 (1976)

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The Alaska Regulation of Fisheries Initiative, also known as Proposition 5, was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have repealed a law limiting the entry of commercial fishing "on the basis of conservation and economics."[1]

Election results

Alaska Proposition 5 (1976)
Defeatedd No75,12562.90%
Yes 44,304 37.10%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposition No. 5: The initiative would repeal a law regulating entry into Alaska commercial fisheries. This law limits entry only in fisheries in distress caused by declining fish stocks and too many commercial fishermen. The law permits a commission to limit the number of units of commercial fishing gear on the basis of conservation and economics. The initial issue of permits is based on past participation and economic dependence. Permits are freely transferable. The commission may buy back permits or issue additional permits based on future conditions of the fishery. Permit issuance began in 1974; thousands have been issued.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ICPSR, "Referenda and Primary Election Materials," accessed January 20, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.