This resource has been provided to you free of charge but occasionally there will be a price. Today, we are faced with some very important issues two of which are (a) exploitation of dwindling wild steelhead in the pacific northwest and (b) manipulation of rights on the Monomoy Wildlife refuge, Cape Cod.
Please read and take action on these matters, contact the people involved, understand the issues, raise some gentle hell but most of all please *care*.
Wild steelhead exploitation (http://www.flyfishingforum.com/flytalk4/showthread.php?t=19695)
Monomoy hearing (http://www.flyfishingforum.com/flytalk4/showthread.php?t=19668)
LETS DO IT GUYS
02-25-2005, 10:43 PM
fcch posted this on FAOL
"Well, a group from one of the west coast offices just cancelled a reservation for tonight for 10 persons. (not sure which restaurant) The group told the manager why they were doing it
You da man, Chris!! :) :)
You are always welcome on my waters!
I didn't do anything, I just sent the link to them.
(but I think, being a forest products company did have an impact)
03-02-2005, 07:00 PM
The Director of Operations for RUI just telephoned me, Mr. Attila Szabo after I sent off an email asking for a written letter from Mr. Szabo promising that wild steelhead would no longer be served in RUI restaurants.
You maybe happy to know that he owns an Alumaweld driftboat, is an avid steelheader and has fished the Hoh and has in fact, seen the nets.
And Mr. Szabo did inform me that as of tomorrow, wild steelhead will be replaced with wild halibut because the first catches of the season have become available.
Mr. Szabo made no promises that wild steelhead would not be on the menu next year and I was led to believe, that Cutter's would be serving wild steelhead come next year. He told me that for every letter he recieved against the sale of wild steelhead at Cutter's, he recieved a letter in support of it. He also told me that he is worried about the backlash that he will face if he offers farmed salmon because of the bad press that farmed salmon have been recieving as of late.
When I asked him to please not utitilize Hoh River stock as the river has not been making escapement, he told me that he can not trust nor believe those numbers.
He kept making reference to the emotion and such that was involved and the understands that and kept telling me that we was NOT dodging the question and the problem.
Plus he told me to take up the issue with the F&W Commision and the State Government.
I was having issues with my cell phone reception at the time so I was not able to engage him as much as I would of liked.
On the bright side, he seemed like a genuinely nice guy....
However, I am not supporting any RUI establishment and I will not support any RUI establishment until I get a promise that wild steelhead will no longer be served.
This is just the begining....