Re: Alaska Fishing
Yeah I agree whole Heartily, I do believe there needs to be some form of limitation to unbridled sport fishing in the areas with a big population. But they are going about it all wrong. The predator issue is one that needs to be seriously addressed. Im in my mid 20's and have been fishing since 12, and there has been a massive increase in predators in my short tenure. When I was first out west halibut fishing there were a couple places you couldn't fish on the pacific side without massive whale interaction. Now its on both sides of the peninsula and working its way up peninsula.
The real buggers are the sea lions, I don't know who dreamed up the benchmark numbers that the feds want, but I cannot imagine how we would feed them all. There wouldn't be a salmon, cod or pollock west of Kodiak. Its funny when I bump in to someone who is a rabid greenie who gets all wound when the find out what I do. Honestly I fish for a living and hunt for sport and have no spare time between the two. If the fish don't come back, and the caribou dissapear I'm out a job and my only hobby, I'd say that makes me a conservationist if there ever was one.