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State, feds still uneasy

...adjacent to federal land on Oct. 1, 1999 after a constitutional amendment that would have reconciled state and federal subsistence laws failed in the state Senate. That set up a fundamental conflict in the way fish are managed. The Alaska Department...
Judge rules against state in subsistence argument

...commercial fishing are big business and most subsistence fishing is now banned. That's because the state's 1992 subsistence law doesn't discriminate between rural and urban residents, so a successful bid for a subsistence priority by Native...
March 12: Anchorage Daily News on wolf control:

...Prudhoe Bay brought advocates and opponents of oil to hearings in droves, long before limited entry and the federal subsistence law transformed fishermen and hunters into home-schooled lawyers, Alaskans were arguing about wolves. The debate over...
Voices of the Peninsula: Nelchina caribou issues complex

...most hunters are accustomed to. However, our state subsistence law prohibits the Board from adopting only a drawing hunt...complications relating to interpretation of Alaska's subsistence law, the last general draw hunt was held in the fall...
At the game board meeting

...Alaska's resources along racial lines, thereby failing to comply with the parts of the Alaska Constitution and state subsistence laws that give equal subsistence preference to all residents, regardless of race. I don't blame the Ahtna people for...
February 27: Anchorage Daily News on the Katie John case:

...manage subsistence hunting and fishing. All was well until 1989, when the Alaska Supreme Court struck down the state subsistence law as unconstitutional. The Legislature could have given Alaska voters the chance to bring the state constitution and...
State court judge denies injunction to force appeal of Katie John case

...federal government has authority on most waters in Alaska to ensure a subsistence priority for rural residents. Federal subsistence law gives rural Alaskans first crack at the state's fish and game. That conflicts with the state constitution which...


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