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!