I don't know if anyone noticed but Palin vetoed $1.2 million for a boat launch on the Lower Kasilof river. The launch would have provided a take-out for drift boats as well as provided a launching point for motorized vessels to access the dipnet fishery.
Palin received a lot of pressure from the strong commercial fishing lobby in Juneau to veto this project under the guise of no public hearing. Instead of 2 years out for this project it will now take in the range of 5 years for this needed project to take shape.
Make your own opinion but with the recent anti-dipnetting threat of legal action from the commercial fishing industry this is another way they are trying to limit dipnet access.
I would suggest that dipnetters and Kasilof fishermen contact their Legislators and the Governor on this issue if you support increased access to your resources. Palin comes from a commercial fishing background and that is starting to show. I expected more from her on helping her Alaskan constituents gain access to the resources, not road blocks.