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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1961 NO. 11 >

If the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission promulgates a regulation which is contrary to a state regulation which creates a fish preserve and thereby prohibits commercial fishing in the area, the state regulation would be superseded insofar as it applied to Sockeye and Pink Salmon.

AGO 1970 NO. 15 >

The director of fisheries may lawfully close a given area to commercial fishing without also closing it to sports fishing where his action is taken for the purposes of conservation and for the protection and proper management of the state's fisheries.