On Sunday, a small group of Alaskan fishers took part in a rare protest on a busy part of the West Coast.
They gathered to protest the state’s proposed ban on foreign vessels fishing in Alaska’s exclusive economic zone.
The protesters were organized by the local fishermen’s association, which opposes the state ban, calling it an invasion of their fishing rights.
Alaskans are among the largest foreign fishermen in the United States, and the Alaska fisheries industry has been a big source of income for the state.
Alaska has had one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.
Alaska’s fishing industry is in deep trouble.
The state has had to take in about $500 million in federal and state aid in recent years to address the financial problems of the fishery.
The fishery is a key source of revenue for the city of Anchorage, which employs more than a million people and is the state capital.
The fishermen’s protest came after the state announced plans to increase the size of its marine-research program by about 50 percent, with a goal of creating up to 100 new jobs.
But the proposal will face a public outcry, and there have been calls for the governor to resign, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.
“I’m just hoping that this protest will get him to rethink his plans,” Alaska resident Tom Egan told the Associated Press.
“It’s a good thing that the government wants to do something about this.”