Almost daily, for the past several years, there have been articles in this newspaper about salmon. Millions of dollars have been spent to increase salmon numbers, with not too much success.

A few years ago, I spoke with a man who worked at a salmon hatchery. I asked him if he thought a total moratorium on salmon fishing would help them increase their numbers. He said he didn't think so.

He said too many were caught at sea by fishers from countries that didn't care much about sustainability.

Perhaps it's time to spend a little more on diplomacy to enact fishery treaties, and patrols to enforce them.

Doug Rollin

Oak Harbor

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