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Herring Fishery Management
by Bill Thomas Sr.


April 12, 2004

Dear Editor,

For the sake of not glorifying support for a herring fishery in Behm Canal, I totally agree with Andy Rauwolf. He said it as good as it can be said. To open a fishery before adequate stocks are there is not responsible management. This defies the sustained yield principle, which is supposed to be commandment No.1 in natural resource management.

If clearcutting timber isn't a history lesson, I see no need to spend good money in the name of management. Remember ANILCA? This lack of management is why the Feds will be here for a long time to come.

The ADF&G still lacks the ability to demonstrate responsible management. I'm glad the herring are hearty and stubborn as they are.


Bill Thomas Sr.
Ketchikan, AK - USA


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