Contrary to the July 9 report in CBB regarding the filing of Washington’s
Ban All Nets Initiative 696, passage this fall will not affect commercial
Commercial Trolling is a hook and line fishery and will continue. The
only effect that commercial trollers will experience is an increase in
the number of salmon available to be caught when nets are removed.
Perhaps your reporter confused commercial “trolling” with commercial
“trawling” which involves a large weighted net being …

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