Sunday, March 16, 2014

Good job, bad job

Here are dueling columns, published in the Anchorage Daily News, on the recent Board of Fisheries meeting on Upper Cook Inlet.

Mark Hamilton, chair, Kenai River Sportfishing Association
Frank Mullen, commercial fisherman, Homer


Anonymous said...

Mullen is way out of his league attacking General Hamilton's integrity. And attacking the BOF is so unprofessional as well. They spend a great deal of time trying to get it right. I have never heard any sports fish organization make the same type of disparaging remarks as the commercial organizations, ever. And historically they have been on the short end of the BOF decisions until this year.. Come on Frank, get used to it. Give it a chance. And please enough with attacks on a real hero. You can't compete with him. He is the real deal.

Anonymous said...

@March 16, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Did you read the same piece I did? I didn't hear Frank attack Hamilton's integrity at all. If you consider stating facts constitutes personal attack, good on you. Personally I don't have any bacon on the griddle but I find the sport fisherman's not-so-secret desire to eliminate all commercial fishing from our State repulsive. That people who don't live here (guides) should have anything to do with our collective resources is just plain wrong. To be fair, I feel the same towards commercial fisherman who don't live here.

Anonymous said...

That whole proprietary-Alaska mentality is idiotic. If you don't like sport and commercial fishermen having a say in and exploiting your resources, you definitely have bigger fish to fry. You rely on foreign individuals and corporations every day to keep your economy afloat, your costs of living down, and your economic opportunities viable. Don't try to live the double-standard; it's a fallacy based on ignorance with which uninformed citizens try and argue.