Originally Posted By: eyeFISH
Originally Posted By: DrifterWA
What I find very interesting is they used a study on the Columbia River, done on Spring Chinook.....

When in fact there is a complete study on tangle nets, done in Willapa Bay.....done in 2006....but written in 2007....

There is no way they would used the Willapa Bay study .......


Scroll to page 59 to read the discussion about finding NO difference in post-release survival of fall chinook from tangle vs gill nets.

It goes on to point out the SHARP contrast with results found in the CR on spring chinook.

Using the CR results for tangle nets and applying them to GH is TOTALLY inappropriate.

Agreed. Apparently, the "best available science" is that which helps WDFW Region 6 make its bogus case for yet another commercial screw job.

I wonder what the mythical "96%" of citizens the gillnetters so nobly serve would react to learning that the few thousand extra coho available in markets this fall as a result of these irresponsible fisheries came at the expense of all but an entire run of wild chinook.

Would anybody out there care to argue that hatcheries or habitat will be the ultimate cause of the extinction of the Chehalis Basin's chinook and chum?