Farmers are subsidized, not commercial fisherman on the west coast. Not trying to start an argument but that is a fact. Get rid of your dams, the blob, curb sea lions, cut down on turns and cormarants on east sand island. The trollers off the mouth all the way to Alaska intercepting those kings. You see the problem? Gillnetters have been fishing the Columbia way before thousands of sport fisherman have. Same number of permits but less fishing. This is way bigger then a few gillnetters and nothing will be solved pointing your fingers to one gear group. The picture is so much biggerSo now the WA Commission has back tracked on its earlier commitment to permnantly remove gillnets from the Columbia River. And they want to continue the Columbia River endorsement fee ($8.75) that was needed to provide sportfishing monitoring on CR tributaries like the Methow where we haven't had a season for several years - why do they sell CR endorsements in years when there is no sport season to monitor? And they are seeking an increase in fishing license fees while providing ever decreasing sport fishing opportunities - so we can even further subsidize commercial salmon fishing! This thing's nuts!