Washington Ban on Commercial Fishing of Steelhead Trout, Initiative 456 (1984)
The Washington Ban on Commercial Fishing of Steelhead Trout, also known as Initiative 456, was on the November 6, 1985 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was approved. The measure declared that natural resources should be managed by the state alone and petitioned the United States Congress to decommercialize Steelhead Trout.
|Washington Initiative 456 (1984)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall Congress be petitioned to decommercialize steelhead, and state policies respecting Indian rights and management of natural resources be enacted?||”|
Path to the ballot
Initiative 456 was filed on January 13, 1984 by Ellis Lind of Redmond and the Salmon-Steelhead Preservation Action for Washington (S/SPAWN). 201,188 signatures were submitted to qualify it for the ballot. The measure was placed on the ballot as provided for by the state constitution.
- Washington Restrictions on Commercial Fishing, Initiative 696 (1999)
- Washington Fishing Regulations, Initiative 640 (1995)
- 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 ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1984 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- Spokane Chronicle, "Passage of Initiative 456 would send signal to D.C.," October 31, 1984
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1984 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 20, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People," accessed August 20, 2013
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