The Chitina Dip Netters Association is creating a legal fund to look into key issues affecting the popular Copper River fishery. Chitina Dipnetters Association president Byron Haley of Fairbanks says one priority concern is the fisheries designation. The Board of Fish currently classifies dip netting as a personal use fishery. Haley says dip netters may challenge that in hopes of getting it back up to the higher priority subsistence status.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks