Chilliwack Progress August 14th...Vic Carrao of the Fraser Valley Giudes Association siad the consequence of the DFO request to avoid BB on the Fraser to avoid Sockeye could be devastating for anglers and guides."It's ridiculous.In the past the recreational has always taken the high road on issues such as conservation," he said "What were suggesting is coming up with a set definition for Sockeye fishing which could be BB with a leader in excess of one meter fo example."So when concerns come up,they would say,No Sockeye fishing." That takes the politics out of it and makes it crystal clear." Carrao says BB is a legitimate fishing method widely used across North America."If leader length is the issue,lets define as such.But this is not about conservation one bit."They're trying to say we need every Sockeye to get through,but how does that explain the lack of enforcement on illegal drift netting that we still see going on from Mission to Hell's Gate?"So how can they come to the recreational community now and ask us to fish selectively and not BB?The sportfishers are always the first ones taken off the river and the first to be asked to modify the way they fish."And we understand that.But we are also a large contributor to the local economy.Our impact is huge but were the last to get opportunities.We believe our impact is neglible on the resource,but were working closely with DFO to make the right management decisions for the future."