Subsistence Way of Life

Until 1984 the Chitina dipnet fishery was managed as a subsistence fishery, but since has bounced back and forth between subsistence and personal use designation. The Alaska Board of Fisheries will decide next month whether Chitina dip-netters should be classified as personal-use or subsistence fishermen, after the Chitina Dipnetters Association sued the state last year over the designation. Central to the board's decision will be a definition of the term, "a subsistence way of life." Once that determination is made, the BOF will re-evaluate the Chitina subdistrict's current subsistence classification. KCHU's Erik Wander has more:

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