Have not the tribes been allowed the majority of the whitefish haul as a backbone to thier commercial take?
As whitefish catch dropped steadily (even halved) and adults became less frequent while bycatch got tossed (and does bycatch increase with increased netting effort to compensate for reduced catches?)... What was the native response to decline?
While reefs are studied, reefs created , the lakes foodchain and invasives put under a magnifying glass and sample nettings confirm there is a problem among cisco and whitefish recruitments , who stopped netting them till enough adults stated turning up in samples again for the sake of recruitment enough to go back to tonnages of the fish that have anchored native use here for thousands of years?
What reduced catch? The response of those depending on the fishery to provide tonnage, or lower recruitment of the species?
When an entity (pink blue or green) keeps sieving away while a resource is being strained ( strained by dual definition) in an effort to maintain tonnage as tonnage caught obviously shows a decline .... Who should be maintaining the resource alleged to be shared by all? And it's deductions.
The last entity that should overexploit a whitefish resource it's history is so closely tied with should be that same entity.
As it should fight to see others do not overexploit it.
Meanwhile , how is the catch tonnage been trending? How's the adult ratio in samples? How's the spawning habitat and resultant recruitment rate doing compared to catch rates?
Oh look , eggs! The sky will be darkened again by pigeons for sure. Have at em. Just another infinite resource. Never mind any decline or causation of decline. It couldn't be your contribution to deduction.
- kill, destroy, or remove a large percentage or part of:
"the project would decimate the fragile wetland wilderness" · "the American chestnut, a species decimated by blight"
get rid of
do away with
- drastically reduce the strength or effectiveness of (something):
"plant viruses that can decimate yields"
kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers or others) as a punishment for the whole group: