We told you in November that Southeast Alaska salmon seiners would vote on whether to buy out more permits.
So, how did the election turn out?
"We received 180 ballots of which 132 were for and the remaining 48 against," said Michael Sturtevant, with the National Marine Fisheries Service.
For the referendum to be successful, at least 158 of the 315 permit holders would have had to vote in favor, he said.
A notice with more details will be published soon in the Federal Register, Sturtevant said.
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