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Posted by Elaine on January 02, 2008 at 16:08:46:

In Reply to: Re: Trip Report and Photos: My encounter with a Gill Net posted by Max Bottomtime on January 02, 2008 at 15:42:54:

I don't see anything in the law where the people who are putting the nets into the water are in any way responsible for them. If that is the case, that needs to change.

Is fish and game responsible for removing them? If not, who is? The fact that nobody knows indicates a huge problem. Once again, if it was a person, with a face, instead of "them" sitting in the water committing all of these crimes - they would be in prison. Archaic fishing law and traditions don't apply here and the laws need to change to deal with modern reality.

Commercial fishermen are demonstrating that they are irresponsible and that they should never be given any kind of permit to cast a gill net. That is the bottom line.

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