Board Denies Chitina Dip-netters

The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Sunday to once again classify Chitina dip-netters as personal-use rather than subsistence fishermen. The 6-0 vote came during a meeting in Anchorage after the board was ordered by a judge to revisit a 2003 decision in which the dip-netters were switched from subsistence to personal use classification. Since 1984, the Chitina dipnet fishery has bounced back and forth between the two designations. According to the Chitina Dipnetters Association, the only remaining recourse is to appeal the case to the Alaska Supreme Court, but that decision has yet to be made. KCHU's Erik Wander has more:

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