Over the coming weeks and months, many of you in communities across the state will encounter individuals collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that seeks to ban setnet fishing for salmon in “urban areas” of Alaska.
The measure directly targets setnet fishing in Cook Inlet.
The people collecting these signatures will ask you if you would like to sign a petition to “save king salmon.”
That is disingenuous and dishonest. They are collecting signatures to eliminate a way of life and an economic lifeblood of Cook Inlet. Please don’t be fooled.