The dock talk goes on and guys continually quit crewing on draggers because they can't stand the waste. Here is just a tiny example, brazenly feeding sea lions at the Trident dock with PSC (Prohibited Species Catch) halibut. When the feds were called about this, the responding agent purportedly laughed and said, "Trawlers really hate those halibut." No shit, Sherlock. And king salmon, and crab, and the list goes on.
Note: We have slowed the video down to 12% so you can see clearly what is going on, and edited out some slow spots. Filmed on October 23, 2013. Source withheld by request.
----Where is the equity in the justice system? Can you envision the judge's outrage in court at your wanton waste? What is that conviction going to cost you, your guide's license? Getting busted for one fish over the line, Sweet Jesus! Feeding sea lions? There is simply no justice here. Where ever trawlers unload, there are often piles of halibut under the docks unless, like this smart boy, he throws them into the jaws of waiting sea lions.
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But keep yer flippers wet.