before i look to blame the 'other' guy, i always attempt to carefully review my own ability to deliver. so lets begin by reviewing our part of the co-management equation to ensure that 'we' are doing our level best to uphold our 50% of the equation. how well are we doing: controlling runoff in urban areas to insure that pollutants we have contributing are filtered? treating all sewage to the highest level of purity before releasing the outflow? controlling urban and suburban sprawl to insure native soils are not covered so nature can help filter our runoffs? controlling the use of dangerous pesticides and other agricultural chemicals so they do not enter our water ways? allowing our streams to adopt their natural meander? pulling bulkworks, pilings and riprap from our saltwater shore fronts? bringing back the few and declining native spawning anadramous fishes to our rivers and streams? enforcing our laws and getting the snaggers off our waterways? getting the fish eating dams off of our rivers when they are contributing a pitance to the power grid? in understanding the detremental effect of continuous 'planting' of tank raised fishes? ...................................... the list can obviously take up more space than is probably permitted for a single post. but my point is simple, i have no high ground to stand on! so for me to cast stones at others, their beliefs and way of life, is simply not ok with me. as co-managers should we engage in disucssions? well of course. we should also have some clear and defensable catch goals that everyone needs to live with. that would seem a great beginning point and something which needs to be put in place for the benefit of everyone.