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Limits on nonresidents would create second-class fishing

Posted: December 11, 2011 - 11:00am  |  Updated: December 12, 2011 - 11:03am

Palmer's column, "Much Uproar Over Salmon" (Clarion, Dec. 9) is an embarrassment. Palmer asserts that nonresidents should "have limits for how many salmon they can take Outside." Sure, our summer visitors can legally catch as many as regulations allow, but they can only take some of them home. Welcome to second-class fishing.

Consider telling our tourists they and we resident Alaskans can catch all the fish regulations legally allow, but, while we residents can do whatever we please with our catch, our tourists are discriminated against on how they can use theirs. What's the difference in that and in telling our tourists, yes, they can ride the bus, but not up front like Alaskans. Nonresidents to the rear, please.

Bad idea! Our visitors should be left alone to do with their legally-caught fish whatever they please, just as we resident Alaskans can do.

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akal
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akal 12/12/11 - 11:28 am
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Alaska law

the resources of Alaska shall be used by Alaskan's first. I believe this is in the Alaska constitution.why should people who live outside the state be put on an equal footing with those people who live here and use Alaska's resource for food and subsistence? sounds like you are in the guide business.

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agabbywon 12/23/11 - 02:59 pm
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Sounds like what THEY say to

Sounds like what THEY say to illegals in Ca. Come in and TAKE IT ALL.

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