Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Alaska's fishery failure

King salmon have turned up missing in Alaska this year...and last year...and the year before that. Wait a minute, this is the land of sustainable fisheries, right? WTF?

Alaska's pride has been sustainable fishery management, buoyed by good productivity. What will happen now that our fickle ocean mistress seems to be forsaking Alaska's king salmon? Will the management system look equally good?

The test of good fishery management comes when times are tough, and a rigorous test may be coming for Alaska.


Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more Mark. "Fisheries management" at its finest. You're much kinder than I you'll see...

paul said...

Not so much missing, as otherwise detained!

Ed Darrell said...

It wouldn't have anything at all to do with a changing climate, would it? Of course not!

Would it?

Anonymous said...

Well, ED, just what would the relationship be? and just what is the variance in climte be the last three years or so.

You would have a viable scientific explanation back by real evidence, now wouldn't you?

Or are you the sort of eco-nut that blames everything on AGW?