TELL CONGRESS! Oppose H.R. 3094

TELL CONGRESS! Oppose H.R. 3094

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Sport Anglers Sing In 2017!

Sport Anglers Sing In 2017!

Jan 13, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Chris Vetopoulos holds a January Chinook from the Wilson River on the North Oregon Coast. Every New Year, my wife and one of her good friends make up a slogan for the upcoming year. I do not think the motivation was there for this year, maybe because it is hard to rhyme something with […]

Jumping The Gun: Fisheries Research & The Null Hypothesis

Jumping The Gun: Fisheries Research & The Null Hypothesis

Jan 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

Science is not static. Instead, it is a continuing act of discovery, in which even long-established truths may be questioned, modified and sometimes abandoned altogether as new knowledge comes to light. Yet, in order to assure that research is revealing new truths, and not providing false and misleading information, each purported new discovery must be […]

The Politics of Short-Term Profit vs. Long-Term Sustainability

The Politics of Short-Term Profit vs. Long-Term Sustainability

Jan 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

Why Laws, Not Politicians, Should Be Managing Fish A few weeks ago, I wrote about the worsening summer founder situation. For some background check it out: “THE HARD TRUTH ON SUMMER FLOUNDER”. That “truth” of course is that summer founder, despite being managed fairly conservatively over the last decade, have had below-average spawning success (aka […]

The Synapses Are Firing

The Synapses Are Firing

Jan 5, 2017 | No Comments

Photo: Tillamook hogs, October 2016 When you can’t get it done on the ground, you often go to court. It’s a bad way to do business, no matter if you’re the good guy, or the bad guy. I’ve been at odds with the Tillamook County Board of County Commissioners for most of my professional life. […]

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