I don't claim to be higher and mightier than anyone else. I do think everyone should strongly consider their own effect on a resource. My approach this year was not to fish for King salmon anywhwere that I normally would because the clear lack of a run. I love to catch them but chose not to pick on the few returning fish just because ADF&G is short sighted IMO. To allow an increased pressure on what could not have been a good run on the little sue seems silly. I have fished halibut up here for 35 years and recognize a clear and evident change, and not for the better. The Derbies are a gross display of encouraging the killing of the most important fish to the resource. Anyone harvesting a halibut should consider their real need for a huge, less than desirable table fare fish. They are hardy fish easily released to spawn another day. I released the biggest halibut I have ever caught this week and will hopefully release many others. I won't suggest that everyone must make that same decision, but would hope that you consider the longevity of the resource prior to killing a big spawning female. My own experience would suggest most of those huge halibut end up freezer burned and thrown away. My intention is not to start a debate who fishes or keeps what, but to make everyone reconsider their own responsibilty to conserve.