Alaska commercial fishing news and notes
CBCThe Corrupt Bastards Club, on display from Ketchikan to the Yukon...Cora Campbell's favorite soup kitchen!http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/05/30/north-king-salmon-alaska-forecast.html
Amen brother. This is just the tip of the growing iceberg. The same thing is happening to Chinooks all over the state. Yukon, Cook inlet, PWS, Kodiak. And we will continue to hear that it is just a cyclic thing. Right. When will the Governor and the legislature wake up? The fish board tries to get the Dept to declare Chinook as stocks of concern , but instead the Dept just reduces the numbers needed for escapement so they can then be reached. When will our congressional delegation do something about the trawl fishery which is hammering the Chinook stocks.
Reducing "the numbers needed for escapement" is a common happening. Where are the checks and balances for ADF&G management?
The CBC extends northwest beyond the Yukon on into the Norton Sound in the Nome area.
The Pilgrim River northwest of Nome had an escapement of kings counted at 44 two years in a row; 44 escaped in 2010; 44 escaped in 2011. Statisticians - what are the odds of this happening? 1/million, 1/billion, 1/trillion? That king run qualifies for the "Endangered" status.
whats ATA have to say about this?the silence is deafining!
You know the ATA, rejoined UFA.Silence is Golden...."Trolling for Winter Kings" Chapter 8, Last Bridge to Nowhere....Frank Prewitt.Then of course Wally Hickle "Who Owns America" and his chapteron "How to become an endangered species....Love that Federal Registrar...SEAS....the UFA... and a buy back after the largest economic valued fishery in S.E. History?What do you do with a drunken sailor... Elect em King of the CBC...with the Queen from Petersburg!Palin, Matanuska Maid, watch Parnell try to drive a Ferry thru Prince Rupert, just like his Petersburg Driunk Driving Example last week.Princess Campbell...douce bags united!
The Pilgrim River king salmon are not the only salmon species needing help for survival. The summer chum run in the Nome area rivers are a "Stock of Concern". That run is under the State's first Tier II fishery though no one fishes it because all of the neighbors sitting on the beach watching a handful fishing a dying resource qualifies to help kill off the run. That's a burden the people don't want on their conscience! The people aren't as dumb as the managers think they are.
Everyone knows the gene pool in Petersburg's Stock of Concern...spelling bee's really confuse emhttp://www.conflictofinterest.gov.yk.ca/
ADF&G target the users of the fisheries first, the subsistence, then go after their money makers sport fisherman. THEY are truely CBC, don't have to balls to go after the real killers of Kings "High Sea Fisheries"!
Alaska Department of Fraud and Guile. It's a Buddy System depending on who has the most money for the pot.
There was a group working to establish a statewide Chinook salmon endowment fund.It is sorely needed but the funds should NOT be handled or meddled with by the ADFG.
Any special funds should not be "handled or meddled with by the ADFG". The state is rich. ADFG can operate no problem with state funds. It becomes an unfair balance when a state competes with private enterprise for research monies. Besides that the private sector isn't on an 8-4, M-F schedule like those salaried guys are - private enterprise also offers a better product in the end. It's part of the private enterprise ethics. The state don't have to have such because a job is a job whether it's done right or not. Yup, the state can fund ADFG no problem.
I'm extending the comment above to include Federally Funded Non-Profit Corporations as well, any and all government funded agencies. If a federally funded non-profit corporation wants to do 'special projects', they have no business competing with private enterprise for any special funds either. Unfair practices and control issues opens up opportunity for discriminatory exclusions.
"Unfair practices and control issues opens up opportunity for discriminatory exclusions." - Public monies in the form of CDQ funds has made this issue common practice. There are laws against this abuse of trust.
You'd think the lack of King Salmon returning to the Alaska rivers to spawn would be big news by now. Avoid and ignore won't make a problem go away.
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