07/31/12 - 8:49am
I find it difficult to accept the whining from setnetters about their perceived fiscal peril this year. Last year about four hundred halibut charter captains had their livelihoods ruined when NOAA/NMFS eliminated about a third of the charter fleet. That makes for more than just a bad year ... more like a change in career paths. I haven’t heard of any charter businesses calling for disaster relief or bailouts from the government.