Stand for Alaska – What Now?
On November 6, 2018, the majority of Alaska voters opposed Ballot Measure 1, an act providing for additional protection of wild salmon, fish and wildlife habitat.
Since the ballot measure failed, many Alaskans are asking what happens next to fish protection. Doyon, Limited is committed to working to provide more protections for fish habitats, particularly salmon. The failure of the ballot measure does not undo any current laws as Alaska already has some of the strictest laws in the world concerning protection of fish and wildlife. Alaskans can also still change the regulations in the future.
Doyon thanks its Alaskan-based shareholders and employees for their assistance in supporting the Stand for Alaska coalition and voting against Ballot Measure 1. Doyon, along with over 550 organizations, unions and businesses across the state, opposed the ballot measure.
The final numbers for the measure were 148,130 (63.39 percent) “no” votes versus 85,553 (30.14 percent) “yes” votes. In Doyon villages, final numbers for the measure were 1,375 (57.6 percent) “no” votes versus 1,012 (42.3 percent) “yes” votes.