Enforce fishing regulations

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008

It is my perspective that a great fishery management tool is the "enforcement of fishery regulations," no manner where that happens to be.

It is the responsibility of the agencies, such as the rangers of the Alaska State Parks and the Alaska State Troopers, to enforce the regulations set forth by the Board of Fisheries.

Only with the strict and timely enforcement of these regulation can we ever expect to keep the Kenai River a viable fishery over the long haul.

Those fishermen who take part in the fishery should also shoulder some of the responsibility to call one of the above agencies when they see a violation taking place (again, a good management tool for all who respect the Kenai River and want it to survive into the future).

Bud Crawford


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