A tax on bycatch would cut down waste

As everyone knows our king salmon runs on the Kenai have been getting worse for years and most of the businesses and fishermen have suffered because of it. 

No one knows for sure why this has happened but a lot of fingers have been pointed at the catcher/processors. Perhaps if they have more incentive to not catch kings they will work out a solution to prevent it. 

I suggest that we tax them $1000 for each king they kill and use that money to build a hatchery to begin restoring the runs. By the time we get the hatchery up and going they will have had time to figure out how not to catch the kings and we won’t need their money any more and can shut down the hatchery after the runs are restored. 


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