These must be exciting times for the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance. If their campaign is successful, they will use Alaska voters to try to end the careers and lifestyles of some of our most historic Kenai Peninsula families.
I expect Greg is sincere in his concern for the survival of Kenai kings, but, in my opinion, he needs to reconsider a couple of things.1- Let's stop pretending that over-escapement is a myth; there's too much credible biology to the contrary. Alaska salmon biology recognizes the consequences of putting too many salmon in a system with a limited nutrient source. This is science...not opinion.
Kenai king salmon austerity has gone too far. King salmon returns are weak in many areas of Alaska this year. The early and late run Kenai kings appear weak as well. Let's save the "why this is happening" for a different discussion. What should we do about this Kenai king salmon shortage? Should we: (A) allow east side set-net fishing and in-river fishing to go on as though there were not a problem? Of course not.
...Bible, and wonders why "our later generations" seem to be less willing to subscribe to those guiding principles. There is a word for saying things that aren't true. Mr. Morrison can probably figure that one out. Bob Correia, Kasilof
...yourself. By voting for Bush, you helped let the oil industry into the White House and hence the U.S. Supreme Court. If the outcome of this long-running litigation is not clear to you yet, it will be in June. Bob Correia Kasilof
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