Octopus protection was a compromise move – Kitsap Sun


Chris Dunagan at the Kitsap Sun blogs that

“The decision to outlaw octopus hunting at seven select diving spots in Puget Sound was a compromise between those who wanted a complete closure throughout Puget Sound and those who wanted no closure at all. Janna Nichols, a leader in the local scuba diving community, told me that nearly all scuba divers who spoke out wanted a complete ban on killing the giant Pacific octopus in Puget Sound. But scientific arguments were presented that the octopus population was healthy and could tolerate a limited harvest.”

http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2013/10/12/octopus-protection-was-a-compromise-move/#axzz2hczq2M86

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