Another option for the dipnet fishery

On dipnetting I am voting for option 7. A  dipnetter would purchase a dipnet permit for $200. Upon completion of harvest the head/backbone for each fish would be delivered to the grinding station. The parts would be ground to 1/4 of an inch, consistent with current DEC regulations. At this point their individual harvest report would be completed and turned in. A chip would then be issued. The chip could be returned for a refund or retained and later presented for a new harvest card the next season. The result: clean beaches, accurate harvest data, free fertilizer, and no brown bears roaming subdivisions in the summer. 

The Board of Fish and state has created an unlimited expanding fishery that rewards people from all over the world with red salmon yet encumbers a municipality with tons of bio-waste and undesirable human behaviors. Mayor Porter and Manager Koch should call Dan Coffey in Anchorage and thank him personally as he was the board of fish chairman that escalated this fishery. Then fix it! 

More

Voices of Alaska: Let’s not be our own worst enemy on ANWR

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our Congressional Delegation Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young. They delivered the ultimate... Read more

Letter: Many contribute to Christmas drive

Many contribute to Christmas drive

Read more

Letter: Central peninsula community generous and always there to help

Central peninsula community generous and always there to help

Read more

Letter: Contributions make Christmas kind

Contributions make Christmas kind

Read more