We all know the Russian River will get shutdown if the run is weak - like last year -to preserve stocks.
Other than shutting the river down - are there any considerations of the Russian River in the management plan for the Kenai late run sockeye? Have any actions ever been taken in the Kenai late sockeye run to protect Russian bound stocks?
Is there any data collected or is it known as to when the Russian River fish come in or is it assummed that they are evenly distributed with the other Kenai fish?
Was any data collected or avaliable as to destination of stocks for the millions of sockeye caught this year in the nets, dipnetting, or sport fishing?
Just trying to gather some information - not placing blame for the past two years run or anything else.
If this has been covered before please forgive me - I missed it.
THANKS in advance.