Just got word that Southeast Alaska salmon gillnetters voted 132-80 against self-imposing a 1 percent landings tax to pay for marketing and other initiatives under a regional branding effort called Rainforest Wild (Deckboss, June 6).
It's the second time Southeast gillnetters have rejected the idea.
So what's next for Rainforest Wild?
"Everyone's just going to focus on fishing for right now and we'll reconvene later in the fall and decide next steps then," spokeswoman Elizabeth Dubovsky told me in an e-mail today.
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