Silver T- Thanks for the link, I tried searching ADF&G's site for info before posting, but didn't think to search NSRAA's page.
Salty- Thanks for the additional information. I have always found this site to be a place to come for knowledgable answers, thanks to you and others who take the time to attend meetings and stay up to date on issues concerning trollers. I too am out fishing where there is occasional internet and no phone service. It's nice to get a quick response when your time for source checking is limited. And now that I am better educated, I can say I still have the same concerns.
Here is the Email I just sent to NSRAA.
I am hoping that you can take a few minutes to clear up some questions that I have about the new tax on Hidden Falls chum.
I understand from your news release on 5/31 that trollers are subject to this 20% tax due to an unforeseen legal issue. I also understand that if a person trolls in the special harvest area during a fishing trip that all chums from that trip will be subject to the assessment. I have also heard that there may be an observer on the fishing grounds to keep record of which boats are fishing.
My first question is, if trollers are not the intended taxed group, will there be efforts made to assure that they are taxed, what will they be, and why?
The second question is this, do you plan to similarly tax returns in other special harvest areas in the future? Specifically, will Medvijie or Deep Inlet returns be taxed in 2013?
And last, how is this new arrangement beneficial to trollers?
Thank you for answering,
F/V Lucky Strike