I hope not! There was a story on the news of a lady being rescued from a fall during a local hike. She fell 150 feet and the image I recall, is three fire fighters or first responders around her, working a line with a helicopter, preparing to lift her out of there! In addition to those three, there were probably three in the helicopter, not to mention all of the staff at the hospital, assuming she was taken directly there and not transferred to an ambulance! Think before you go! Not you specifically, but anyone who is considering fishing or going out, even if you feel it's safe!A lot of folks still going to fish this weekend I bet
Counter-intuitive I suppose, but if all fishing in WA were shut down indefinitely, most salmon populations wouldn't change much, if at all. Intuitively it seems like if there were more salmon spawning, then productivity would increase and larger runsizes would materialize in a few years. However that would only happen in instances where fishing mortality is the "limiting factor," that variable that is restricting salmon population productivity. In most cases the limiting factors are freshwater habitat productivity and capacity and marine survival rates.It would be interesting to see what happens to the returns if they did shut down the commercial and tribal fishing. Is this a missed opportunity?
Except to the other person who says, "Well I see he is fishing I might as well too.", and so it goes on and on. Your right...your not a doctor, do what the good doctor says and stay home. Doing the right thing will get us ALL fishing sooner.I’m no doctor. However, it certainly seems that fishing by myself poses no danger to anybody.