State v. Bundrant

In State v. Bundrant, 546 P.2d 530 (Alaska), appeal dismissed sub nom, Uri v. Alaska, 429 U.S. 806 (1976) the Court ruled that the federal government had not preempted state regulation of the crab fishery offshore of Alaska, and that Alaska could therefore extend its jurisdiction beyond its territorial boundary in order to effect conservationof the fishery within state waters. The court concluded that "a sufficiently close connection to legitimate state interests had been established to validate the state's limited efforts to regulate this resource." (546 P.2d at 554.)