|Dr. Trever Kenchington's Gag Report|
A Little Preamble
I believe fishermen are as smart as any other group taken as a whole but we had a recent comment made in our blog that implied scientific reports might not exactly be our cup of tea. Well, this report is a bit scientific in its lingo, but that is unavoidable, being as how it is in fact a scientific report. I could condense what I believe is the essence of the report, but being as how I'm a fisherman, not a scientist, it is likely over my head and I probably don't really understand everything it is saying anyway.
I am, after all, just a fisherman.
Given that, I'll just point out a few things that jump off the page at me and point you to the rest of the report which you can read if you feel up to it.
These are only excerpts from a quick reading by an admittedly biased reader (me). Again, you can read the entire report here and make of it what you will or can. If you find it interesting or compelling, you might consider either speaking your opinion to the Council or supporting our efforts to compel the NMFS to listen to reason and treat all fishermen, recreational, charter and commercial, reasonably and fairly instead of blindly pushing ahead with business as usual, business which seems to be the closing down of all our fisheries in the very near future.
Comments by Mike Athorn: Webmaster and Commercial Fisherman