So according to the article the money was originally intended to monitor the ESSN set net fishery a little bit closer.
The House saw it differently and broadened the language on the uses of this money for management of all fisheries.
The fact that our state legislature is appropriating money to agencies that was not requested seems a bit crazy to me.
But I am glad they broadened the language to include enforcement in all fisheries.
The one fishery where I personally would like to see a LOT more enforcement is the PU dipnet fishery.
This is truly the one that I feel has the most potential for flagrant violations to occur. And the one where I hear the most (secondhand)stories of violations having ocured.
lets set aside the fact that they gave unrequested money to the troopers.
But I would like to see some intelligent discussion on where you think this money is best spent when it comes to fisheries enforcement?