What a shocker! Anyone who's been on a trip to Wild Alaska has endured my dissertation on the crash of King Salmon stocks. As I've said countless times, meaningful changes to harvest won't be made until the fish are gone... if you believe that closing the sport fishery will in some way make a positive impact on stocks, congratulations. You must love the koolaide you're being sold. Wake up sportfisherman, the clock is ticking down on the last Wild King Salmon in the ocean. Aaaargh..."friends don't let friends eat farmed fish"... my @$& ! PS. if you buy Wild Salmon, you're part of the problem!! ...
The Alaska Department of Fish & Game announced today that recreational saltwater anglers will no longer be able to retain or possess king salmon from 12:01 a.m. Thursday, August 10, through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017.
It's happening with several species of fish in the lakes of MN too. Sportfishing is not the issue.
Thanks for being a strong voice! If people aren't informed through venues with correct information they will continue to be influenced by the greed and politics that are causing so much of the rhetoric.
I will share
Oh, but "It's not only the sport fishery this time around. Commercial king salmon troll" fisheries are being closed too? HA! There hadn't been a Taku River troll King fishery in years while sport and PU were tagging 3 kings per day. What limits have been placed on the gillnet fleet?
When will these datamonkies learn that nets kill fish at an unsustainable rate and the natural resources are supposed to belong to the angler, not the corporate monster?