Former CCA Executive Director Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas Ignores The Fact That Commercial Fishermen Harvest Fish For The People

Liz Pike has written an op ed piece regarding the benefit of turning the fishery of the Lower Columbia river into a “World Class” sports fishing Mecca. Her view is that recreational fishermen are being short changed by commercial fishermen, and the “special treatment” allowed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife should be driven by economics, and the revenue generation contribution of the sport fishing industry. Commercial fishermen provide that resource to the people that own it. Its only right that they get the largest allocation. Commercial fishing ain’t a hobby. Read her Op-ed here 10:00