Salmon Fishermen Barred From Using Aircraft In SE Alaska
by Associated Press
Posted: 2018-01-26 15:51:43 EST

JUNEAU, Alaska — Commercial fishermen now are banned from using aircraft to follow salmon in Southeast Alaska.

KTOO-FM reports the Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Friday in favor of the ban, which only goes into effect when an area is open for fishing.

Board member Al Cain says the vote came down to an issue of fairness, as some fishermen have argued banning spotter planes levels the playing field for all fishermen.

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