Washington Ban on Commercial Fishing of Steelhead Trout, Initiative 456 (1984)

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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.[1]

Election results

Washington Initiative 456 (1984)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 916,855 53.16%
No807,82546.84%

Election results via: Washington Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:[1]

Shall Congress be petitioned to decommercialize steelhead, and state policies respecting Indian rights and management of natural resources be enacted?[2]

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.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Office of the Secretary of State, "1984 Voters Pamphlet", accessed August 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the People", accessed August 20, 2013