Originally Posted by MBB
The stocker trout indirectly, but clearly provide cash to guides, motels, restaurants, fly shops, gas stations, convenience stores, and other businesses. This infusion of cash helps the local economy and allows people to afford fuel and food.
Which is exactly why (as I stated in posts #37 & 39) it's the local area businesses & governments that should be supporting the hatcheries, not the Feds. Make the folks who directly benefit from the stocked trout (and I mean ALL the folks, not just the fisherfolk), pay for the program. That's "Pay for Play" in it's purest form and exactly how a Capitalist system is supposed to work. What we're looking at now smacks clearly of Socialism.