Subsistence Advocates Celebrate Federal Court Decision

Subsistence advocates are celebrating a court decision that re-affirms some of the original tenets of the Katy John subsistence lawsuit that forced federal agencies to identify all waters in Alaska that it had ownership interest in and ultimately resulted in the federal government taking over subsistence management on federal lands in Alaska. Since 1997, there has been dual jurisdiction with respect to subsistence fisheries in Alaska.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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