Re: Canada loses moral high ground on salmon conservation
The west coast salmon are also in serious decline for the same reason. The worst part is that the commercial fishery generates almost no revenue for the local economies. The fishermen spend most of the year on the dole which is a drain on the local economy, not a benefit. The recreational fishery has a far greater impact on the economy and, in turn, generally ends up protecting the salmon stocks. As a Canadian, I have to hang my head low.