Everyone says that their commercial fish are moving North. When are you guys going to admit that there has always been the same species in colder waters and now because of the friendlier environment, these species population has exploded – that didn’t happen overnight too. For salmon, more than 20 years ago further North rivers often froze to the bottom in most places, by year 2000 these same streams started having overflows where none used to be before, by 2002 most small streams started having more and more salmon returning to spawn – the Arctic Ecosystems are just friendlier therefore the populations have literally exploded over time; as the further South rivers and streams become too silty and/or warm as a salmon habitat.
I grew up on the very Northern Edge of the Bering Sea, those commercial species that are targeted, yep, we’ve seen them since I was a boy in the early 1960’s. Uhh huhhh, and in the last dozen years or so, they were seeing more and more of those cods. So the halibut, herring, crabs, different cods habitat will be so good, those Southern fishermen will want this new fishery to themselves, it is really the NW Alaska Coastal villages that need to benefit from this new fishery in this day and age.
Now I want to give then another try!
Always found them too rubbery.
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