Federal regulators, worried about sagging runs up and down the coast, agreed Thursday to cancel this year's commercial and recreational catch of chinook -- the prized king salmon of the fish market -- off California and Oregon. The ban adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council after a weeklong meeting in Seattle marks the new low point for a trade enshrined in the West since the Gold Rush. Los Angeles Times 04/11/2008 http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,6377698.story
I am curious what Alaska can do to prevent something like this from occurring? The reasons seem to center around a). commercial fishing practices, b). development -- bridges, construction, etc., c). hatchery practices (perhaps the mono-culture or diseases). Please note: I saw none of the standard Alaska talk expressing the need to prevent "over-escapement" (e.g., increase the commercial catch to unsustainable levels -- like California and Oregon because they are big campaign contributors) and stop those those **** dippnetters (I am one of them) from taking fishing and "profit" from the out of state commercial fishing folks.