Watch the clips below to hear Barbara Rosenkotter of the County (and formerly of the Byers campaign) speak for the fish. Then watch Jim Slocomb speak on behalf of the Marine Resources Committee (MRC) in recommending that all shorelines be considered critical ... essentially because fish need water and fish might use any of the marine water in the county at some point or other. The Rosenkotter/Slocomb view is that "protection" means that every inch of shoreline in our county has to be designated as critical.
This raises a major question that our County government has yet to wrap its head around. Are we protecting "areas of use" or "areas needed for population viability?" The CAOs say we are required to protect population viability.
But that isn't the view of the Salmon Recovery Lead Entity or the MRC in these video clips.
Note: we apologize for the A/V sync issues but they are on the original video from the County.