Posted by Aaron on October 19, 2003 at 22:39:33:
Sure, I get a lot for my $17.25 a year, but why is it that those who take the most from our resources pay the least?
Recreational fishers paid almost $50 million to the state of California in 2001 and they took about 50 million pounds of fish.
During that same period, commercial fishers paid $3.4 million and took over 400 million pounds.
Recreational data: http://www.psmfc.org/
Commercial data: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/landings01/table7.pdf
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