Readers Blame Sea Lions
More than a handful of respondents to the Portland Business Journal's Business Pulse Survey laid the blame for salmon woes on the broad snouts of feasting sea lions.
A slight majority of respondents, 51 percent, however, put aside any sea lion resentments and indicated that it made sense to curtail the commercial salmon fishing season. The current proposal calls for less than a 40-day commercial fishing season.
A healthy portion, 34 percent, of respondents, were opposed to limiting the commercial fishing season. Thirteen percent were undecided.
Many respondents who voted in favor of limiting commercial fishing wrote that they also felt sport fisherman should forgo salmon fishing for the good of the cause.
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