We're at a time when every single fish that we can get back matters. There are many examples of smaller streams around the state that are under restoration, and have been for years, and some of these smaller waters are producing over a million juvenile salmonids every spring. In some cases the smaller streams, creeks and rivers, are producing more salmon, steelhead and trout than the big famous rivers. These impassable stream obstructions, failed culverts, etc., should have been repaired at the first sign of trouble. Now it has become a widespread problem, with terrible consequences. Do the right thing.
We're at a time when every single fish that we can get back matters.
While I agree with your premise, I can't help but say "yeah, but not so much that we'll begin shooting all those sea lions, and chasing out the Chinese & Russian factory salmon harvesters.......Start with the sea lions, and I'm not talking about shooting them with a tranq and "relocating" the bastards. any old .30 will do-right in the head.