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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

...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...
Fisheries Board to classify Chitina dip netting at meeting

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.
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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