Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions
King Salmon Fishery
By Angelo Martin
February 20, 2018
I have followed the King Salmon Fishery and see that it is in trouble, low counts of wild stock. I took special intrest with the King Salmon program that SSRA was implementing, I was on the board of directors of SSRAA. I FOUGH HARD TO KEEP THE PROGRAM GOING EVEN GOT volunteer of the year twice for the work in the King Salmon Fishery. Before I left it was in fairly good shape because of the hatchery program.l loved it.
Now I see it's in trouble, maybe bring back Sea Cops. I supported it with free printing and it seemed to help.
I have been gone about 17 years now. My fishery people and charter boat people will not like me for this, if you want healthy stocks stop all fishers from catching King Salmon for 5 years. Bring a bill up to pay the commercial fisheries for their loss, nothing is a guarantee. I bet it would help a lot, just a thought .
About: Angelo Martin Lived in Ketchikan for 21 years, owned Lind Printing, Angelo's Printing, Ketchikan Bourough Assembly Person, past Ketchikan Chamber President, Ketchikan visitors board of directors , Alaska Loggers Association , King Salmon advocate
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Received February 19, 2018
- Published February 20, 2018
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