I'm not proposing anything here, just want to see if anyone else on this forum feels at all like I do about non-residents taking home massive amounts of salmon, clams, or anything else.
I have been in the airport watching folks check in. Box after box after box of salmon. Way more than they will ever eat, I suspect. More than I take in a year, and I eat A LOT of it. I'm guessing in many cases much of it sits in the bottom of their freezer and never gets eaten. In other cases it may be processed and sold at flea markets. We've all heard the stories, and read about it in the past when busts/stings have been made.
I've seen people camping on the river and as soon as they get a fish (or a limit) it gets taken up to the camper where they have a generator running a freezer, or a canner going. Back to the river they go, same day. Call F&W. Do they get busted? Never that I've seen.
Clam diggers. Same thing. Dig day after day. Most of them never have their bag limit counted.
Sometimes I wonder if there should be a limit on how many tides they can dig with an out of state license. A limit on the total amount they can dig?
Should there be a limit on how many pounds of salmon or seafood a non-resident can take out of state?
O.K. I have my flame suit on. Proceed.