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No Using Drones for Salmon Spotting, Says Alaska Fish Board

03/03/2015 09:11 am ET | Updated May 03, 2015

Alaska is continuing to clamp down on the use of drones to aid in hunting and fishing.

The Alaska Board of Game, which sets wildlife regulations, a year ago approved regulations blocking hunters from using remote-control aircraft to locate big game, and the Board of Fisheries has now moved to prohibit commercial fishermen from using drones to spot schooling salmon.

The latest action came Sunday at the Fish Board meeting in Sitka. Board members shot down the use of drones for economic reasons.