Fishaholic wants some of the stuff they are smokin.
aYup! Once again The Dino refuses to recognize REALITY
, and instead choses to fish to a "target
" number their computor model erroneously identified as the potential of the returning run of springs (130K). Even when the fishing was so poor as to make it easily recognizeable to the most uninformed of laymen, the Dino refused to stray from it's chosen path, allowing extended openings in the mad hope of realizing the commercial and FN target removal numbers.
Jump forward to today. The hatchery will most likely not realize the numbers required to meet their target goals for production. The "wild" component is largely missing, to the point of near non-existance. And The Dino still refuses to admit it "might
" have made an error in this case.
Last year was very similiar, in that the Dino allowed FN and commercial operations to remove an excessive number (again based on their computor generated predictions). The ONLY
thing that saved face for them in that year was the very strange late appeareance of a reasonabely large number of fish in early October (55K through the counters first week Oct. - IF
you can believe the numbers as They
generated them). This year, that sadly did not materialize. End Result? Ask again in 4 years :'(
In the short time I have lived here, I have sadly bourne witness to the collapse of the Alberni sockeye run (touted as a "peculiar set of environmental conditions
" - Much more like a decade plus of intensive harvesting both in-river and estuary where the landed catch often vastly surpassed the escapement for any given year), the reduction of the spring escapement to rediculously low numbers (numbers that have the direct potential to seriously and negatively effect future year's production). So what is left? Coho? Hmmmm
... wonder for how long before They
find a way to F*** that one up too...
All in all, the effect of local "management
" has been to reduce the populations being "managed", some (such as the sockeye) perhaps to the point on non-viability. Certainly makes one wonder if we could do much worse under ANY
other form of "management
"! Completely Shamefull, downright Disgusting
in fact!! :naughty: