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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-31-2019, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Patagonia's Artifishal video is available on Youtube now. Worth a watch.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for the link. I watched the movie last night; I happened to be in Maupin when the Native Fish Society hosted a showing of the film there, but I didn't find out until late on the night of the showing and missed it.

I knew the situation was bad, but I didn't think it was this bad. It looked as if there was hope for the Klamath, with the dams due to come out. Then it was revealed that the existing hatchery there will continue operations, and a second one will be built.

<rant>I don't know how much more someone like me can do. I vote, I contribute to the Native Fish Society and TU, and when those organizations ask me to write my congressional representatives, I do. I've lost count of how many times I've written in opposition to the Pebble Mine. I wrote to Idaho Fish and Game when it appeared that there may have been a chance to ban bait during Steelhead season on the Clearwater. Bait is still allowed on the Clearwater, except there's no Steelhead season there this year because of low returns. There is a Fall Chinook season on the Clearwater, which allows bait. </rant>
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 01:55 PM
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I would like to offer a few comments in response to Mike Commins above. First, a pat on the back, your letters matter - and your support for NFS and TU. Second, as a retired fishery professional, I will tell you that in my experience decisions made by state and federal agencies with regard to hatcheries and harvest are driven primarily by political and legal concerns, not science, and certainly not the recovery of the species. However, there are laws (e.g. U.S. Endangered Species Act) that require agencies to employ the best available science in the decisions and actions they take. This distance between the best available science and agency actions is where litigation comes in and I have concluded that if we are to have fishery management that supports species recovery we anglers and our NGOs will have to use the courts to get it done. Hence, I would encourage all concerned anglers to support NGOs that have shown a willingness to go to court when necessary. That's where the action is.
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