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Alaska board issues recommendations for fish habitat permits

 

January 26, 2017



KENAI (AP) – The Alaska Board of Fisheries is asking the state Legislature to reconsider the state’s fish habitat permitting process. The board sent a

letter to the Legislature earlier this month asking lawmakers to review how the commission of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issues permits in streams determined to be fish habitat, the Peninsula Clarion reported Sunday.

Any activity that may use, divert, obstruct or change the natural flow of a body of water determined to be fish habitat requires a permit, granted by Fish and Game’s commissioner. Under current law, the

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