May 22, 2019

May 19, 2019

Copper River and Chitina update from ADF&G:


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From: Viavant, Tim R (DFG)
Date: Wed, May 22, 2019, 4:18 PM
Subject: FW: Copper River Salmon Management Update

Here is Mark's message for the week, which does a good job of putting a lot of information in one place.

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From: Somerville, Mark A (DFG)
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:11 PM
Subject: Copper River Salmon Management Update

May 3, 2019

May 03, 2019

CDA member:

April 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

Chitina Dipnetters Association Members:

April 13, 2019

Apr 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.

April 11, 2019

Apr 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

Chitina dipnetters:

Your action on this request is urgently needed. Governor Dunleavy has announced his four candidates to fill seats on the Alaska Board of Fisheries. The Chitina Dipnetters Association supports three of these candidates outright.

Mr. Israel Payton
Mr. Karl Johnstone
Ms. Marit Carlson Van-Dort

These candidates had their first hearing yesterday in the Senate Resources committee.

March 6, 2019

Mar 06, 2019

Chitina dipnetters:

Senators Kawasaki, Hughes, Wilson and Wielechowski introduced SB99 on Tuesday providing priority to personal use fisheries. Senator Kawasaki urgently needs to receive emails of support from dipnetters in order to get a committee hearing for the bill. The United Fishermen of Alaska (the statewide commercial fisheries organization) is giving him a rough time over his sponsorship of the bill and they would like nothing better than to see this die in committee.

March 6, 2019

Mar 06, 2019

March 6, 2019

Chitina dipnetters:

Hope you are enjoying the mild winter we are having and that you are getting outdoors to take advantage of the extended spring daylight hours without freezing off your keester.

November 8, 2018

Nov 08, 2018

Chitina Dipnetters Association Members:

I hope you had a successful Chitina dipnetting experience this year
even though the sockeye salmon run numbers were low and the run was
very late. That and the frequent high water episodes on the Copper
River coupled with reduced weekly fishing time periods made for a
challenging dip net harvest. In the positive, there were some large
sockeyes this year.

July 3, 2018

Jul 03, 2018


Please join your fellow outdoors enthusiasts for a River Rally and fundraiser for John Sturgeon from 5:00-7:30pm on Thursday, July 5, at The Binkley Room in Pikes Waterfront Lodge Hotel, Fairbanks.

As many of you already know, John has been fighting the National Park Service in court since 2007 over being cited for use of his small hovercraft to access his long time moose hunting camp on the Nation River, which runs through the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

March 21, 2018

Mar 31, 2018

Chitina Dipnetter Association Members:

It's the end of March, snow is starting to melt off the roof and off my dipnets hanging on the outside wall of my shop. I passed by them today and the nets reminded me that it is time to send out an information email to CDA members.

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