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I would venture a guess that unattended set nets(the kind you see anchored at the edges of the Fraser all summer) are the biggest culprit.
They are only check periodically in most cases and anything caught in them will most likely be dead..Great news for the by-catch like sturgeon ,steelhead,wild coho,etc,etc,....
Mandatory frequent checking of nets the same as commercial salt water netting must be instituted where the nets are pulled frequently to reduce the mortality of non-target fish...But that word non-target means little to the people that leave their nets in overnight or all day..They keep whatever gets in their nets or throw it back in the river....
Not what you would call conserving nature would you...????
Frustration is the closest word to describe the feeling most experience,but even that doesn't fully describe the feeling.... :cry:
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