Angoon Challenges State’s Role in Subsistence Management

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

Angoon’s tribal government is challenging the state’s role in subsistence management. The Southeast Alaska village’s action comes as four of its residents prepare to go on trial for allegedly overfishing their subsistence permits.

The Angoon Community Association sent a letter this month to Sitka’s regional office of the State Department of Fish and Game. It says the state should defer to tribes.

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