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Assembly takes no action on sea otter bounty


During its regular meeting Monday afternoon, the Petersburg Borough Assembly took no action at all on Resolution 2013-7, which is a resolution supporting Senate Bill 60 introduced in the twenty-eighth legislature of the State of Alaska for an act relating to sea otter population management by the implementation of a bounty on sea otters.

Senate Bill 60, if enacted, would add a new section to AS 16.35 titled "Bounty on Sea Otters," and reads, "The department shall pay a person $100 for each sea otter the person lawfully takes under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and for which the person su...

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