- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Bag limits will increase next year for dipnetters seeking salmon in the Copper River at Chitina (CHIT’-nah).

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1ww4EZC) reports the Alaska Board of Fisheries over the weekend in Cordova voted to increase the take to 25 salmon for permit holders plus 10 more salmon for each person in their household.

Chitina Dipnetters Association President Chuck Derrick says it’s the first bag limit increase in memory.

The 2014 bag limit was 15 salmon for a household of one and 30 salmon for a household of two or more.

The change will allow more fish to be caught by permit holders with large families.

Derrick says the association advocated for the change with large families in mind.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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