To the left are Tanner crab caught in a Kodiak dragnet. This kind of resource waste gets a blind eye from the names listed below. Read it and weep.
I better get this out there while I have an audience. As much as I hate to say so, the voting block on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council that regularly opposes any conservation interest are the representatives:
- John Henderschedt (representing processors),
- Bill Tweit, (representing WDFW, but really Washington trawler/processor interests), and
- Roy Hyder (representing ODFW, but really Oregon trawler/processor interests). Come on folks, follow the money!
- Ed Dersham, an Alaskan sportfish seat, regularly votes against conservation if he thinks it might hurt any commercial interests. Sad case. A bitter short timer.
If you want to influence the Council, hammer these fellows, since they regularly vote for profits, against reason, and damn your grandkids anyway, for the big money.
Keep yer flippers wet.