Looks like a Fairbanks judge has declared the Alaska Board of Fisheries the winner, for the most part, in a lawsuit challenging the board's denial of subsistence status for the Chitina dipnet fishery.
Here's the 35-page ruling.
The popular dipnet fishery, of course, is upstream of the famed Copper River commercial salmon fishery.
While siding with the defendants on most counts, the judge is requiring a bit more work of the board. One assignment: define the term "subsistence way of life."
Oh, that should be a snap, right?
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