Save the spawners

Two weeks ago you displayed another picture of a large halibut pulled from the waters under the Sooke Bluffs. Her captors have now demonstrated they know exactly where these big fish lie and they have the ability to catch them and destroy their future spawning potential.

Though a young 40-lb halibut, lightly cooked, is truly delicious, these large, tough, elderly fish, when donated to the food bank, are a real challenge to make into an enjoyable meal.

The west coast of Vancouver Island and British Columbia is so lovely, that it does not need to be advertised as the area where we damage the future of the halibut fishery by slaughtering the giant, spawning matriarchs. Let the big ones live.

Joan Coates