“We’re catching rays and sharks, and they’re too small to keep,” a fisherman on the north side of the park told me this evening. As we chatted, another fisherman brought in a ray a bit over a foot long, not counting the tail. I opined that rays could be good to eat, but there was vigorous disagreement. Moments after being hauled in, the ray landed back in the water with a splash. The fishers were sorry that the Berkeley Municipal Pier was closed and had unkind things to say about City Council’s commitment to get it repaired, or lack thereof. My editorial on this website asking Council to waive the requirement for a fishing license in the park for the duration of the pier closure had a better reception than my remarks about ray for dinner.