Who'd a thunk that budget reductions may be the key to retiring obsolete commercial fisheries that have been sustained by General Fund "welfare" fishing appropriations?

The more I think about it, the best sport fishing outcome for sport fishing in Grays Harbor and Willapa bay might be the closure of salmon hatcheries in those drainages and the elimination of the NT net fisheries that exist because of that hatchery production. Of course there wouldn't be any chinook production of significance in WB without a hatchery, so maybe operate one chinook hatchery with sport fishing license revenue.