August 5, 2013 at 7:32 PM
Pacific-octopus hunting banned in scuba sites
Action does not do enough
I applaud the Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission for imitating the giant Pacific octopus — like the cephalopod, they are completely spineless. [“Around the Northwest: Pacific-octopus hunting banned,” NW Saturday, Aug. 3.]
An icon species, too big and tough to eat, fails to get protection throughout its total range in the Puget Sound because of political expedience.
The octopus has one up on the commission — at least it has guts.
Gerald Joyce, Seattle
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