Occupy Skagit

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by _WW_, May 19, 2012.

  1. Derek Day

    Derek Day Rockyday

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    Well kind of inconsistent. I'm not aware of any targeted fisheries on these on threatened populations of steelhead. There are incedental impacts from fisheries trargeted at other species. So, there is a distinction that is meaningful to the Feds, but when it comes down to it, it still translates to impacts. There is a lot of support for allowing incedental take in order to sustain harvest on heathy populations. And, even if they don't end up meeting escapement, the pre-season forecast might have indicated differently, and that's what the based a opening decision on.

    The probelm for us is that DFW doesn't value C&R. They go to great effort and allocate portions of allowable take in order to allow people to exploit (bonk) 'harvestable surplus' of healthier species. But, they won't make the effort to allocate additional impacts to c&r. Just doesn't rank high enough on their priority list/constituent give away hierarchy.
     
  2. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Thanks for the update reminder. Old timer's disease must be getting to me. Of course there's the 2008 plan. I just forgot about it yesterday. Must have had "Occupy" on my mind.

    Sg
     
  3. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Thanks Curt!

    Like it or not guys, the trick will be to figure out how to work within these impacts. The extra C&R take (the % ascribed to it, not what you think it ought to be) will have to come from somewhere. Some other fishery will have to be impacted and many of these other users groups fight for their allocation way louder than we do. The squeeky wheel gets the grease, or should I say the take, so go be squeeky!
     
  4. _WW_

    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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  5. Jamie Wilson

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    do we need to sign up or show up or both - in that order??
     
  6. _WW_

    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    There is no official signup. Showing up is what will help send a message...and you'll get a chance to see what you've been missing! :)
     
  7. John Wallace

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    Tried to see where everyone is meeting, but I missed it. Where are we meeting? Thanks
     
  8. miyawaki

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    John,
    We're working it out now and will announce it soon. We have a WDFW meeting to attend to first.

    Leland.
     
  9. John Wallace

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    Thanks for the update. John
     
  10. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    You never know. There may be a guy there with some cook gear making coffee and some free food. Just saying "maybe". ;)
     
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  11. _WW_

    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    My hero!

    Just a reminder the date is April 6th.
     

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