I believe Craig Cole's recent Whatcom View Opinion column is disrespectful of the intellect and experience of all of us.
Who are we to believe? People who want to preserve and respect our economic and environmental lives; or someone I believe wants to make a profit from destroying the economic viability of several industries, such as fishing. I first met Craig when he owned grocery stores in Bellingham. He railed against big, not local grocerers who were undermining our local economy. What has happened to this man who was once a steward of local economy? I find his assertions in this article offensive. I stand with those who want to respect and honor our local economy and people.