06/29/12 - 8:16am
Many Alaskans have figured out we have a shortage of king salmon in Southcentral Alaska. I have been writing articles for decades warning about the mismanagement of our king salmon stocks. Our valuable king salmon according to a state study are worth about 800-1,000 dollars per sport caught salmon to our economy. We made the king salmon our state fish, and we even sell a king salmon stamp to sport fishermen. Yet, to illustrate how we have treated this valuable fish: imagine using redwood trees for firewood.