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Zuckerberg and Fake (Fishing) News

This one is a must read. The founder of Facebook is working to save the fish. What, you say? Fake news abounds :)

This came from a blog. It's about Mark Zuckerberg working with some local anglers in Alaska to clean and/or tag a few salmon. The problem? He's not allowed to touch them. Personally we think that Mark's getting a hard time here when all he's doing is slipping a sharp knife along the spine of a nice looking salmon. He does have his hands dirty for sure.

Zuckerberg cleaning salmon

Here's part of the whole story:

Granted, Zuckerberg can surely claim ignorance, given that Alaska fish and game laws are often confusing even to Alaskans. They are particularly confusing when it comes to non-residents and the Alaska practice of dipnetting salmon, ie. scooping them out of the water with a big net.

As Zuckerberg duly notes in a post with one of his photos he was “tagging along with locals who were going dip netting. I couldn’t participate since only Alaskans can do subsistence fishing.”

Actually, the fishery was a personal-use dipnet fishery, but it looks like a subsistence fishery. Zuckerberg probably just wrote down what those locals told him. Whether they told him exactly what the law allows only he knows. But what the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says is this:

“Nonresidents MAY NOT participate in personal use fisheries. Participation includes, but is not limited to, handling the gear, handling the fish, or driving the boat.”

The story originated on a blog called CraigMedred, which we have to assume is the author's name. It's a killer story about the elitists now ruling our world. Or so they think.



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