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.
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.
FAIRBANKS - Chitina salmon dip-netters will remain classified as personal-use fishermen.
...fish 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...
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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