Second Alaska Buyback Program for Southeast Seine Permits Not Approved
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - February 15, 2017
The votes fell short for a second round of Southeast Alaska salmon seine permits to be retired, or bought back, by a federal loan. The referendum failed by 26 votes among 315 eligible to participate.
In a Federal Register announcement yesterday, the National Marine Fisheries Service released the results of a referendum among 315 permits in the fishery designated as S01A by the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC). NMFS received a total of 180 ballots of the 315 eligible to vote, but only 132 were in favor...
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