Couple of excellent talking points that are NOT resonating with the commerce sector:

"All of us should explore ways to commercially harvest and while doing so, reduce the fleet's impacts on the limiting natural spawning stocks. The failure to seek out alternatives to the historical fishing tactics used in Willapa Bay creates a far greater risk to the future of the commercial sector than any enhancement to the recreational season.

That raises a question. If not tangle nets, what suggestions do the experienced fishers within the commercial sector have to reduce historical gillnet impacts on natural spawning stocks? "
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." (Zane Grey)

"If you don't kill them, they will spawn." (Carcassman)

The Keen Eye MD
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