Comments from saltwater fishermen who, when asked, “In which of the following areas do you do MOST of your fishing activity?” answered,
Note made by question 1 (Commercial Fisher): "Shrimp, Crab, Fish". Note made by question 4 (Over the last 5-10 years): "Much worse since CPRA took control of diversions." Response to question 7: They will not be able to adjust without having a real voice and vote on coastal restoration projects and regulations.
Adjusting to changes that are occurring naturally isn’t that hard. Adjusting to these changes [diversions] will be drastic and detrimental to our way of life. I can’t pick up my oyster leases and move them somewhere else. Shrimping and crabbing may be a little less affected, but dumping all that freshwater in our estuary will destroy them too!