Thread moved from Sooke fishing reports. There are two reasons given for fishery closures by DFO. 1) to preserve stocks 2) to create a quiet zone so whales can hunt undisturbed. Which one are you objecting to because you are muddling the two? The fact the whales are “missing” and therefore the closure is unnecessary from the noise abatement point of view might well mean the first reason still has some validity. Thx Saxe Point. Roy, your first post implied the fishing closure was unnecessary because no one was fishing off Sooke and the whales were not here anyway. Of course they move around but food is the main driver of those migrations and the fact the whales are not here, despite the relatively quiet environment they now have due to low fishing pressure indicates there is not in fact enough food. The science says little 3lb coho do not cut it for a 3000lb whale! Roy, so the use of reasoned arguments, evidence, logic and common sense mean that one is a Liberal? Does that mean if one is of a different political persuasion then one need not use these debating techniques or is unable to do so? I expect many non-Liberals on here might not want to be tarred with that brush!! Although some do apparently!