April 13, 2019

Chitina dipnetters:

First, thank you to those that sent in personal opinion messages to the legislature supporting Karl Johnstone, Israel Payton and Merit Carlson Van-Dort for seats on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. If you haven't done so yet, there is still time as confirmation before the full legislature is not until Wednesday. Just follow the easy instructions in my previous member email.

On Monday, April 15, 6:30 PM, the House Resources and House Fisheries committees will be conducting a joint pre-confirmation hearing to question the full slate of appointees and take public testimony. We need to make a showing! You can give oral testimony at the time of the hearing by joining me at the Legislative Information Office in Fairbanks (Room 308, USA Federal Credit Union Building by Seekins Ford), at their office in your community, or by phoning into the meeting using the teleconference number, 844-586-9085.

If you are unable to participate in the above live forums, you can also send a quick support email for the three above candidates. Send your email to Representative.John.Lincoln@akleg.gov and Representative.Geran.Tarr@akleg.gov. Representatives Lincoln and Tarr are co-chairs of the House Resources committee. Make sure you say you are a personal use dipnetter and ask them to please submit your support email into the record of the April 15 BOF appointee hearing.

I can't stress how important our showing of support is to guarantee a fair BOF when I go before them with proposals benefiting the Chitina dip net fishery. Please do your part.

Confirmation is Wednesdays, so this should be the last push.

Thanks for your help,

Chuck Derrick, President
Chitina Dipnetters Association
PO Box 72665
Fairbanks, AK 99707