Who else has taken a look at the State's draft gap analysis for Chinook salmon? This was the document they prepared to start the discussions for the symposium and public comments on the document are due FRIDAY.
Overall, it's a good document as a starting point. I've been looking more at the parts discussing the western Alaska rivers and developing my comments around those, but I'm curious what others may be thinking about what they suggest for other parts of the State.
To whet you appetites, here are a few bits of what they have in their recommendations for southcentral, particularly the Kenai: they suggest a project that could/would lead to moving the Chinook sonar upriver to a site at which they claim can ensonify a "majority" of the river. They also suggest a project to estimate Kenai Chinook smolt abundance utilizing coded wire tags (CWT) and genetics, particularly to identify abundance by run (trib versus mainstem). Can they already (genetically) tell those run segments apart?
LINK TO draft GAP ANALYSIS DOCUMENT:
Cover page for gap analysis (includes info about where to submit comments):