By choosing to protect the marine mammals and not consider the entire food chain, you have doomed me as a Chinook Salmon. In my life cycle I have to pass through gauntlet after gauntlet to insure that many ecosystems can feast on my family. From Central California to Alaska and back, we are the ones who feed you (Fig. 2). While we ourselves are predators, we are the arbiters of regional health. Instead of loving on your fellow apex predators consider who it is that really needs support. Where ever we go, you go, and we’re heading to disaster.
May 22, 2018