November 25, 2021

Hello Dipnetters!

The Chitina Dipnetters Association store is having an extended Black
Friday, Cyber Monday and Board of Fish meeting sale! Yes, the Board of
Fish meeting is that important to us! Visit
http://shop.chitinadipnetters.com
to shop now!

Save 25% on all membership related purchases including a membership/hat combo!
Save 15% on all other regularly priced merchandise
including hats, zippered hoodies and t-shirts! Our older t-shirts
and hoodies are already 15% off. CDA gear makes great Christmas and other
holiday presents for the dipnetters in your life!

Want more? Spend $100+ in our store before December 6 and we'll ship
your order for FREE!

Coupon codes for each of the discounts are listed when you
checkout, before you pay. You MUST enter the codes to take advantage
of the sales before going to the payment step.

All proceeds from our online store's sales go 100% to supporting
the work our all-volunteer Board of Directors does to ensure the Chitina
dipnet fishery remains accessible to all Alaskans. Two Board members
will be traveling to the Board of Fish meeting in Cordova November 30 to
December 6. Details below.


As the year winds down, Chitina Dipnetters Association President
Chuck Derrick and Treasurer John Siegfried are preparing to travel
to the 2021 Board of Fisheries meeting taking place in Cordova from
November 30th until December 6th.

The CDA has submitted one proposal for the Board's consideration
this year. The proposal, as originally written, asks the BOF to move
the downstream dipnet boundary 1/2 mile downstream from the current
markers to alleviate congestion and increase safety among the boat
fishers who utilize the area down by Haley Creek.

Due to enforcement concerns because a 1/2 mile boundary extention would be
beyond the sight of enforcement officers stationed at Haley Creek,
Chuck has amended the proposal to extend the boundary so fishers
have an additional 660 or so yards of fishing space but remain in view
of enforcement officers.

In addition to working for passage of our proposal, Chuck and John
will also be supporting and opposing other people's and organizations'
proposals that could be a benefit or detriment to our fishery.

Paul Delys, vice-president
pdelys@chitinadipnetters.com