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New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« on: January 08, 2018, 08:41:38 PM »
https://tidalexchange.com/2018/01/04/wdfw-gives-up-puget-sound-fishing-for-nothing/


This is the beginning of the end of recreational salmon fishing. Please read at least a portion of this.

This link will get you to the actual plan if you would like to read that as well.
https://tidalexchange.com/2017/12/06/comprehensive-management-plan-for-puget-sound-chinook/

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 10:11:23 PM »
Thanks for Posting! Quite an alarming read! Keep in mind that while we get shut out from Sekiu to Everett for the next 10 years BC will continue to rake in fish before they ever make to us. Soooo time for a change in management.  :'( :bash: :puke:
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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 07:48:20 AM »
The WDFW commission and the public were left in the dark on this. WDFW top brass made this steaming pile of dookie and served it up all on their own.

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 08:15:53 AM »
Well we have been told nobody gives  a  $#!+ about hunting  from the department leadership , how did they botch this up? If sport salmon fishing closes it will impact thier budget in a huge way.

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 08:31:22 AM »
That article makes a good case for more hatcheries.

People will still want to fish, though.  I'm assuming there will be a lot more people headed to the coast.  Lots of boats going to Westport or La Push for the ocean fishery?  More guides to the coast?  See how long that will hold out.  When the WDFW closed a lot of the PS steelhead a few years back, the rivers on the coast seem to have maybe four times as many people.
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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 10:12:55 AM »
I know, I know this is a hunting website..  I am still shocked at how little attention/commenting this has received though.  There is a lot of carryover of fishermen/hunters that understand the significance of WDFW selling their leverage and public interest down the road again to the Tribes.  This was mitigated in secrecy without the Fish and Wildlife Commissioners knowing.  Again, not negotiated or discussed but this was a formal meeting replete with formal mediators.  WDFW and the Tribes are selling us down the river.  This is complete BS!!  Both the Tribes and WDFW have no credibility yet yield all the power..

rant over...  I'll put more effort in letters to WDFW

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 09:28:52 AM »
I know, I know this is a hunting website..  I am still shocked at how little attention/commenting this has received though.  There is a lot of carryover of fishermen/hunters that understand the significance of WDFW selling their leverage and public interest down the road again to the Tribes.  This was mitigated in secrecy without the Fish and Wildlife Commissioners knowing.  Again, not negotiated or discussed but this was a formal meeting replete with formal mediators.  WDFW and the Tribes are selling us down the river.  This is complete BS!!  Both the Tribes and WDFW have no credibility yet yield all the power..

rant over...  I'll put more effort in letters to WDFW
I posted the article on my FB page and have had discussion.

I belive the most amazing part is how disconnected the WDFW is from reality.  This will crush thier fishing revenue. Does anyone in the departments leadership have any vision?

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 09:37:41 AM »
Their largest source from licenses is for freshwater and that is mostly for rainbow trout in stocked lakes.  People might still get licenses for silvers and pinks in salt when it won't impact kings.

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 10:01:07 AM »
That may be. With out a doubt there are many smaller towns that depend on fishing, and a closure would devastate many businesses.

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 10:10:55 AM »
Yes, it is hitting some places pretty hard, as is the reduced halibut and other fish.

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 11:09:25 AM »
I don't do much salmon fishing , but seems as an outdoor enthusiast, the state just keeps taking more and more away. My poor kids won't be able to do any of this because of soaring prices and lack of in another 10 years... Sad
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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 11:10:27 AM »
Until the sea wolf (seal and sea lion) populations get put in check.  Chinook  and other salmon species will continue to struggle.  In addition the Orca will struggle as well. 

Maybe Sea World could start a program training salmon eating Orcas to eat seals?   :tup:

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 11:42:52 AM »
When do you think the seal population will be in check?

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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 11:43:47 AM »
When do you think the seal population will be in check?

About the time the wolves are.  :chuckle:
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Re: New Proposed Puget sound salmon closure
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 01:03:01 PM »
I'm having a hard time downloading the plan from WDFW's website to my phone.  Can anybody else download it?  And maybe email it to me?

https://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01947/
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