Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Frank Watson
Freelance Columnist 

Save the Whales


February 6, 2020

The legislature has directed the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to remove the catch limits on bass, walleye and channel catfish in all waters of the state where they coexist with salmon. It seems that someone in the legislature realized the existence of a connection between bass and whales. It is about time. Everything in nature is connected to everything else. In this case, our politicians are concerned about the declining numbers of the resident Puget Sound orca pod. Orcas and bass both eat salmon, therefore, if the numbers of bass were reduced there would be more salmon for t...

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