Thursday, September 14, 2006
Rainbow Trout Puppy Chow
Starting in 2007, North Carolina will no longer allow subsistence fishing in the waters of your home county without a fishing license. Instead they will go to a system of subsistence vouchers that will allow those on public assistance to fish for food. According to this article from the Houston Chronicle subsistence fishermen are having a negative impact on some of Alaska's great rainbow trout fisheries.
Subsistence fish are intended for non-commercial family distribution. Among the authorized uses is dog food for sled teams.
According to witnesses, flagrant netting by "subsistence fishermen" during the spring spawning run plundered one of the most treasured rainbow fisheries on the planet. The fishery may take years to recover.