This thread is carried over from the one concerning the first run kings, a proposal for C&R etc. Clearly the ESSNs have nothing to do with the first run kings, so discussions involving the 2nd run kings, reds, and the ESSNs was clearly out off topic.
The ESSNs were shutdown most of this year, undoubtedly saving some kings but at a high cost to the ESSNs and the community that support them. Dip netting was reported to have been better and more consistent, and the dip netters weren't annoyed by the ESSNs boats deliberately trying to swamp them. The sport fishermen going after 2nd run kings were unhappy with being closed down, but probably pleased to see the ESSNs suffering also. The drift netters were obviously pleased with getting a bigger share of the pie of course.
In summary, the ESSNs and their supporters were very unhappy, the sport fishermen going after kings were supportive of shutting down the ESSNs forever, dip netters were generally happy, and a lot of people could care less.
So - will and/or should the ESSNs be shutdown part or all of the 2013 season IF the 2nd king run is below expectations?