State lawmakers today unveiled a list of new bills they've prefiled ahead of the scheduled Jan. 19 start of the next legislative session.
I've culled those few most involving commercial fisheries.
House Bill 252, relating to the duty of the commissioner of natural resources to administer and supervise promotional and marketing work for agricultural and aquatic farm products. Sponsor: Rep. Alan Austerman, R-Kodiak
House Bill 266, providing for a priority for a fishery that is restricted to residents when fishing restrictions are implemented to achieve an escapement goal. Sponsor: Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak
House Bill 268, relating to management of salmon and other fish stocks and salmon fisheries and to the use of funds received by an enhancement facility from the sale of fish. Sponsor: House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski
To see the full list of prefiled bills, click here.