I’m hearing a rattle amongst the troops…”Get away from the fish-wars for a couple of months and go fishing. Put it all on the shelf!” Good idea, and I can’t argue with most of that. Yes, go fishing, but don’t shelve the issues of importance that allow the fisheries. Keep those issues on your desk, monitor, voice mail or anywhere else where it is visible. It is NOT a time for ignoring as NOF will start again in just 4-5 months.
Perry Menchaca of Citizen Sportsmen bit into the closed door negations between WDFW and the tribes and he’s holding like a ‘gator with lock-jaw. Good for him and I think we should all support his efforts and offer encouragement. He is seeing through the BS from both WDFD/tribal influence and damn poor co-management – and the way I see it, management by ignorance and dictatorship with closed and locked doors.
Director Unsworth is pussy-footing around and the tribes are dictating. The North of Falcon process is not governmental top secret stuff. Open up the doors. We’re all breathing the same NW air, eating at the same restaurants, fishing the same water. It’s time for both governments to do what’s right, and it’s time for us to further support and back Menchaca.