Loc: University Place and Whidbey I...
Originally Posted By: bob r
A few years ago I seem to recall that the Makah tribe over-harvested blackmouth salmon by more then 3000 fish, when called on it the position was that there must have been a run that exceeded far above what was projected because "we caught that many". Harvest for the rec community was cut drastically, I believe that adjustments were agreed to for upcoming years,but never actualized. Big surprise! Bob R
My memory may be a bit hazy but as I recall there (according to WDFW) wasn't a hard number for them to fish to at the time. Another issue was that WDFW was receiving the fish tickets but for whatever reason never hit the alarm button. Finally, I do not recall that there was ever a "pay back" agreed to let alone put into effect.
Guess who got the very short end of the stick on that deal?
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