Alaska commercial fishing news and notes
The Alaska troll fleet is headed to California and the Seattle trawl fleet is fishing Alaska.
Where are they going to do the study and with who? Southeast which already gets a big cut of the State Budget, Southcentral, Western Alaska? Which river system(s)
I hope the money isn't used for the trollers they are the most self righteous group of so called commercial fisherman. Most trollers and the Alaska Trollers Association show complete disregard for the resource and real commercial fisherman.
Well, well, someone on here, like some troller's, is baiting for a bite. As a lifelong troller I have to agree with the statement that trollers are the most righteous of commercial fishermen. And with good reason, we get paid more for our salmon because we catch the best quality, brightest, ocean feeders one at time by convincing them to bite and then handle them better than any other salmon fishery. We run small fuel efficient environmentally friendly family boats away from the maddening crowd. Trollers have a long history of working to conserve, enhance, both the resource and the region where we work. We understand the envy of other fishermen and point out that you can find solace in the fact that trollers, while a pretty happy bunch, don't make much money.
Build hatcheries and study the production for a research baseline.$30million will buy a decade of newly generated paperwork on top of several decades worth already moulding in ADFG archives. Why stand by as bad goes to worse? Why not a string of 10 $3million dollar hatcheries?
Some of those millions might be better spent to educate the biologists on Managing our Wildlife Resources and Political Science to help understand that they cannot allow special interest parties to continue to dictate regulations just because they are more powerful than a state employee. The ADF&G employees are the States paid stewards of our natural resources and if one can't cut the mustard without BS, then they have to have policies that allow them to be replaced. One bad egg can stink up the whole lot of them.
Maybe to educate their regional biologists, and take in Native Knowledge. Question that I haven't heard an answer for is why did Chinook change their diet?
"Native Knowledge" is not science and it shouldn't even be considered as such. It's used as a platform to promote superiority and exculsion based on Race. Besides that, the knowledge the Natives share depends on who is sharing therefore making it inconsistent. Science is a more rigid and consistent study.Native Knowledge has a place and it's not in the field of Science. It's about local or regional customs, traditions and observations. Social Studies is not Science.
Hey, let's spend money on a study to study the study. As long as I can look important, get a big salary, benefits, and retirement, count me in to!
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