Something is not right when fishermen have to ask for bag limits for reef fish. Aren't these the guys who want to go fishing and fill their ice chests?
I have been fishing in Hawaii for many years and am asking for bag limits because the resource is dwindling and has been totally depleted in many areas.
It is hoped that the management of the resource will allow for the populations to be maintained and to someday proliferate as it once did.
Action needs to be taken before it is too late. If you feel the same way, I urge you to call, write or meet with your local representatives, Gov. Neil Abercrombie or the Department of Land and Natural Resources and share these concerns.
Karen M. Yamada