Let the slaughtering begin
by Don Hoff Jr.
February 29, 2004
The herring populations are disappearing! Whose fault is that?
The blame starts with your present Governor (great white father
that knows all) and trickles to Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
for mis-management and the private commercial fishery industries
for over harvesting (slaughtering) of herring. It is not just
North Behm Canal with diminishing populations of herring, it
is all over Southeast Alaska where herring spawn.
State of Alaska and the Federal Government need to stop the herring
and sac roe fisheries. Commercial fishing of herring needs to
stop and let nature heal itself. The food chain is or will be
broken. Salmon , other fish and mammals need the herring for
there survival of their species. Herring needs to be put on the
endangered species list. We learned anything from mis-management
of fishing? What happened to the King crab, abalone, salmon,
halibut fisheries and now, herring.
The sad thing about this whole situation with all our fisheries
and all our natural resources in the great State of Alaska is,
it might be to late and the damage may not be able to fix itself.
In my own opinion it is the fault of a few politicians and very
few commercial industries that destroy all our natural resources
in Alaska. These few exploiters and unconcerned people will get
rich and will leave Alaska or run their business of slaughtering
from Seattle as history has show us. Then a few of us subsistence
users that are fighting for subsistence rights in Alaska will
not have any Indian foods to fight over. This is my own opinion.
Don Hoff Jr.
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Hixson, TN - USA
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Carson - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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Rauwolf and John Harrington - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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