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Do you think the Kenai River dipnet fishery needs more enforcement of litter laws and clean up of fish waste?

Yes
90% (476 votes)
No
10% (50 votes)
Total votes: 526
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Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 08/07/12 - 06:09 am
Yes is the ONLY answer that

Yes is the ONLY answer that should be choosen for this poll.
But the inforcement of cleaning up should be secondary to the inforcement against all of those that fish illegally during the dip netting FOR ALASKA RESIDENT SUBSISTANCES.
First off when one can see out of state vehicles loaded with dip nets & coolers to the max every single day, then there is a problem with inforcement. It does not take a very smart person to look at and realize some one is from out of state of country just from their skin color, as in real tan or even nationality can be a give away signal to NON-RESIDENTS, yet there they are dipping Alaska Residents fish, driving their out of ste cars, trucks & motor homes loaded down with salmon that could be used by residents.

Then there is the BS of shutting down the set netters because of the lack of King salmon especially when EVERYONE that has lived in Alaska and know drift fishers which admit that the drift fleet catches & keeps many Kings every day.
What a shame this blame shifting on Alaskans when out of staters & even illegal people that live here but ar not residents yet are just as much to blame.
Everything is out of whack & this States regulations on fishing & even hunting are just a couple prime example of it.

julie
135
Points
julie 08/07/12 - 07:38 am
First of all if the give away

First of all if the give away Styrofoam cups & plastic bottles of water should be stopped. Before this started up there was essentially no garbage. Secondly the fish carcasses DO go out to sea. I've watched them.
Third please ask people before you assume and write that they are out of state, not a resident. This state is made up of people from around the world. I talk to them every year when I'm on the beach dip netting. I used to assume they were out of state until I ASKED THEM! Do you? or are you also assuming things that your eyes misconstrue. You can't get a license without being a resident.
Third yes lets put the blame where it belongs on the trawlers. http://signon.org/sign/end-salmon-halibut-bycatch

JOAT
487
Points
JOAT 08/07/12 - 10:46 am
The slander must stop. The

The slander must stop. The participants in the PU dipnet fisheries are Alaskan Residents. If anyone sees a non-resident engaged in any of the PU fisheries, please take your phone out of your pocket and call (800)478-3377 to report the violation ON THE SPOT! The LEO cannot catch and cite the offender if they don't have citizens reporting them in the act.

There are already more than enough laws and regulations in place to keep this and all the other fisheries safe and functional. The people need to step up and do their part to help, rather than waiting until after the fact to go complain to the city counsel.

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