Will NOAA End All Fishing In Puget Sound To Save Endangered Rockfish?

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Here’s an e-mail I received tonight, regarding the potential TOTAL CLOSURE of Puget Sound to any sport fishing. This is very serious, so please read this and comment to NOAA before we lose ALL sport fishing in Puget Sound.

Hello Everyone,

The purpose of this email is to make sure that everyone is paying attention to potential federal action concerning ESA listed rock fish that may have huge impacts on Puget Sound salmon fisheries.

These are the facts as I understand them, so please correct me if anyone has different information.

In about three weeks, NOAA is going to come out with an opinion on implementations to protect ESA listed rock fish. NOAA has already identified what it considers to be critical rock fish habitat.

NOAA Rockfish Protection Area NOAA Rockfish Protection Area

The link below should take you to the critical habitat map for rock fish in Puget Sound.  You’ll see that MA…

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John Beath is a writer, photographer, videographer, blogger, tackle manufacturer & Captain at Whaler's Cove Lodge in Southeast Alaska. He is also owner of www.halibut.net and host at Lets Talk Outdoors @ www.youtube.com/jbeath
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