Re: NANFA-- Maine salmon vote

R. W. Wolff (
Wed, 1 Mar 2000 19:00:35 -0800

I did read what you wrote, it wasn't what stirred me up. I was riled by
the fact that this kind of thing is geared on polls, especially internet
polls. These polls may look good, even if they sampled 30,000 people. The
thing that bothers me does this set precedence for the future in which
everything is geared to sticking the finger into the wind and seeing what
would cause the least flack, or what would actually be the right thing to

For example. Say those salmon need to be listed and fast, there are only
180 estimated to be left in the area. All the polls show that 87 % of
people polled said, why, there must be plenty of salmon, I seen hundreds of
cans on the shelf at the grocery store yesterday. Scared by the apparent
massive public backlash the salmon go unlisted. I'm not saying this will or
is happening here , but is creeping into today's politics. Politics drive
these decisions.

I hope that clarifies my opinion on this matter,


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