n response to the letter “State Rules” (PDN, Jan. 10), the author is in error stating nets were across the mouth of the Dungeness River.

The land on both sides at the mouth of the Dungeness River along with its associated tidelands is privately owned by Dungeness Farms, Inc.

I am the manager of those lands and have been for the past 32 years.

In all my years here, there have never been nets across the mouth of the river, tribal or otherwise.

Also, in those 32 years Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Elders have exercised their treaty rights for subsistence fishing exactly three times and not once were nets used.

There has been no better steward of the Dungeness River and Dungeness Bay than the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.

Stating “nets across the river” is just an uninformed cheap shot.

Matt Heins