WASHINGTON'S SPORT OF KINGS by Frank Haw

WASHINGTON'S SPORT OF KINGS by Frank Haw

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Frank Haw, former Deputy Director of Fisheries for Washington State, discusses the development of salmon angling in Washington's marine waters—from its ancient beginning, through the Puget Sound resort and boathouse era and the heydays on the outer coast, to the present. Early salmon derbies, the associated scandals, and a Governor caught using a state-owned boat for his private yacht, are among the many factual vignettes included.

Various issues impacting salmon angling, including mismanagement, politics, international and Indian treaties, and the Endangered Species Act are discussed. Remedial actions, that would restore fishing to a semblance of its former glory, are provided. 6 x 9 inches, 230 pages, B/W.