Alaska Limited Entry Fisheries, Amendment 5 (August 1972)

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The Alaska Limited Entry Fisheries Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was on the August 22, 1972 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure established that "no exclusive right or special privilege of fishery shall be created or authorized in the natural waters of" Alaska. Furthermore, the measure specified that the amendment does not restrict the state from limiting the entry into any fishery for purposes of "resource conservation, to prevent economic distress among fishermen and those dependent upon them for a livelihood and to promote the efficient development of aquaculture."[1]

Election results

Alaska Amendment 5 (August 1972)
Approveda Yes 39,837 78.73%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Amending the exclusive right of fisheries provision of the Constitution of the State of Alaska.[2]

Constitutional changes

The passing of Amendment 5 added Section 15 of ArticleVIII of the Alaska Constitution.

See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Alaska Lieutenant Governor, "Alaska Constitutional Amendment Summary," accessed January 16, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.