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Realize the Real Salmon and
Orca Problem is Predators

by Gary E. Hess
Peninsula Daily News, June 23, 2019

(STEVE RINGMAN / THE SEATTLE TIMES) With a baby salmon in its mouth, a Caspian tern flies over the colony on the east end of East Sand Island near the mouth of the Columbia River. When I moved here after living in Alaska, I vowed I would not get involved in any political upheaval.

So much for that, so here goes.

I was the chairman of the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Board in Haines, Alaska, for a great number of years.

I finally retired as I felt that myself and the panel were going nowhere.

Columnist Pat Neal absolutely right on your summation of the restoration of our salmon stock (June 12, PDN, “The circus is coming to town”).

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is never going to solve the problem until they realize what the problem is.

After the radical environmentalists got their way and got the seals and sea lions on the protected species list, things started down hill.

It would seem that anyone with half a brain could see what has been happening.

It must of been logging, or a hundred other things that is costing the decline in the salmon stocks?

Draw a picture of a counterbalance with the predators on one side and the salmon stocks on the other.

Keep up the excellent articles and just maybe someone with a brain will read it and change their perspective, but I doubt it.

Related Pages:
Less Nesting Habitat Has Led to Higher Nesting Density for Salmonid-Eating Caspian Terns by Staff, Columbia Basin Bulletin, 3/13/15
Killing Cormorants Not Improving Steelhead Survival Rates by Laura Berg, NW Fishletter, 6/6/16
Oregon: Federal Plan to Save Salmon by Killing Birds Backfired by Karina Brown, Courthouse News Service, 2/5/19

Gary E. Hess, Sequim
Realize the Real Salmon and Orca Problem is Predators
Peninsula Daily News, June 23, 2019

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