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.
...over commercial and sport fishermen during a poor salmon run. The Chitina Dipnetters Association and Alaska Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund filed a lawsuit against the state a year ago to reclassify Chitina dip-netting as a subsistence use...
FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Board of Fisheries has set aside two days at its meeting next month in Anchorage to decide whether Chitina dip-netters should be classified as personal-use or subsistence fishermen.
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.
Juneau Empire ©2013. All Rights Reserved.