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Alaska Fisheries Permit Initiative (1976)

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The Alaska Fisheries Permit Initiative was on the November 2, 1976 ballot in Alaska.

It was the fifth initiative ever to appear on the Alaskan ballot and the third to be rejected.

1976 election results

Alaska Fisheries Permit Initiative (1976)
Yes or no Votes Percentage
Yes - 37%
10px-600px-Red x.png No - 63%
Total votes - 100% precincts

Ballot Language

The language on the ballot said, "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 commerical 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."

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