Deliberate omissions

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009

The John Nelson letter (July 20) reeks of the truth, and I thank him for it. On the other hand, there is Ricky Gease who called Soldotna "too dangerous for a fish board meeting," wanted the local Fish and Game office closed and said the commercial fishery takes in 95 percent of the fish.

In Cook Inlet, 100 percent early reds, 100 percent early kings, 100 percent of pinks, 25 percent of late reds and most of the cohos are specifically allocated to the sport fishery in the management plan. Ricky has been dishonest with his facts but deliberate in his omissions.

In the ethical haze of the Kenai Classic, where senators make land deals and accept gifts, where commissioners cook burgers, where lawmakers and fish board members party, I can understand Ricky's myopic outlook, but not the blind denial.

Finally, if the Kenai River escapement is in jeopardy (i.e. 2008), all fishermen should be shutdown.

John McCombs


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