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Another option for the dipnet fishery

Posted: January 11, 2013 - 10:03am

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! 

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Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 01/12/13 - 12:46 pm
Good idea

I did not see this letter before i posted almost the same idea of placing a surtax on all permits and maybe using that money to pay computer wizzes to double check info to verify the residency of applicants to seem the MASSIVE ILLEGALS, BOTH FORIEGN & DOMESTIC WHO ARE ATTACKING OUR FREEDOMS & RIGHTS AS ALASKANS.
Something sure needs to be done and fish cleaning stations is not the answer with the masive amounts of fish taken daily, probably by repeat offinders as well who lost their permits and go to another store that requires no previous proof of having a permit or actual residency.
Good letter and possible idea towards this problem that must be solved before none of us can fish.

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