"WDFW Director Phil Anderson said the department will consider new rules to preserve the population of giant Pacific octopuses at Seacrest Park near Alki Point, where a 19-year-old scuba diver provoked a public outcry after legally harvesting one of the charismatic animals last week." "Charismatic"..................LOL. Interesting, yes. More intelligent than a clam or shrimp? Definitely. "Charismatic"........LOL. Assigning positive, desirable human attributes to a mollusk to gather support against hunting them?? Very politically motivated and often highly effective. This issue really should have everyone's attention who enjoys saltwater fishing. I have had four separate incidents in the past 4 years where snorkelers and/or snorkel guides have tried to bully me away from fly fishing reefs that are open to sport fishing with hook and line. They will poke at fish, prod them while they hide in caves and under ledges, dig, step, stand and pollute the reef with sunscreen yet feel no hesitation in attempting to stop MY legal recreation because they feel it interferes with their own.