I am doing an article for the next issue of Sportsman's News Magazine and would like any of your comments on the new limits and the emergency regulations curbing sports fishing in Alaska to compensate for the overfishing by commercial operators.
1) should sports fishermen have to pay for the sins of the commercial fishermen?
2) I see lots of numbers on how many fish are harvested by commercial fishermen, but nothing on how many fish are harvested by sports fishermen. Anyone have a source for those numbers?
3) Any thoughts on how much tourist revenue Alaska stands to loose as a result of these new regulations.
Any thoughts or directions greatly appreciated. Thanks.