Membership in the Chitina Dipnetters Association helps preserve our rights, as individuals, to an important Alaskan natural resource -- the Wild Copper River Salmon.
Alaskans from all over the state rely on their personal harvest of salmon for reasons well beyond just putting food on the table. There's a sense of accomplishment and self-sufficiency associated with dipnetting that cannot be fulfilled at Fred Meyer or Safeway no matter how good the savings over their regular price. The right to partake in the Copper River dipnet fishery is one of the reasons many of us live in Alaska. That participation adds value to our lives. Should we lose the right to provide for ourselves from this wild country we live in, an important aspect of many Alaskans' lifestyles will have disappeared.
If this way of life is important to you, consider joining the Chitina Dipnetters Association. We're working hard to ensure your rights and access to this important resource. Membership dues are only $20/year. Download and print our membership form. Fill it out and send it with your check to:
Chitina Dipnetters Assn
1002 Pioneer Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
to support us in our ongoing quest to stand up for your right to partake in this important Alaskan tradition.
We now also accept payments via PayPal. Please make sure to include your mailing address and phone number on the PayPal form.
Please also consider making a donation towards our legal fight to have dipnetting properly classified as a subsistence fishery when you send in your membership application. We cannot continue this work without your financial support.
Don't have a printer? No problem, simply write your name, address, phone number and email address on a piece of paper and mail it to us at the above address.