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Dipnetters' president is rarely a dipnetter

FAIRBANKS - Byron Haley is president-for-life of the Chitina Dipnetters Association, though the 82-year-old has only been to Chitina a few times in his 63 years in Alaska. Most of the time, he relies on friends to bring him back a few Copper River red salmon.
Fish Board ordered to revisit Copper River dip netting regs rule

FAIRBANKS - A Superior Court judge directed the Alaska Board of Fisheries to revisit a 2003 decision in which it reclassified dip netting salmon in the Copper River at Chitina as personal-use fishing, not subsistence fishing.
Chitina dip-netters fail to win higher priority

FAIRBANKS - Chitina salmon dip-netters will remain classified as personal-use fishermen.
Fisheries Board to classify Chitina dip netting at meeting and game resources for the basic necessities of life." The Chitina Dipnetters Association and Alaska Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund filed suit against the state a year ago to reclassify Chitina dip netting as a subsistence use. Fishing...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Judge tosses snaring initiative; upholds aerial hunting

FAIRBANKS - A Superior Court judge has blocked a proposed ballot initiative that would have banned the use of wolf snares, saying it would improperly deny the Legislature the authority to manage the state's wildlife policies.


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