AK government says no delay for boat registration law


KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska state government says it will not delay implementation of a new boat registration law.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Wednesday that the statement came in response to a request by United Fishermen of Alaska.

Beginning this year, all vessels longer than 24 feet (7.32 meters) are required to be registered with the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

A United Fishermen official says very few fishermen are aware of the regulation and stand to be prosecuted for non-compliance.

Earlier this month, UFA requested a

delay in the implementation so state agencies...

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