First off, thanks to commfish for providing the links in the the other thread.
Pay particular attention to this one....
... specifically the Executive Summary on page one (page 7 of the PDF). Unfortunately the security features on the document do NOT allow copy/paste of the text, otherwise I would have just posted it here.
This is a great summary of the challanges facing managers in keeping their fingers on the pulse of the health of Kenai kings. It acknowledges the pitfalls of managing the component populations on an arbitrary July 1 cut-off date between ER and LR, when in fact the true dichotomy is NOT run-timing, but rather spawning distribution.... trib vs mainstem. As our understanding of these population has evolved so too has ADFG, adapting its assessment metrics accordingly.
Lots of challenges ahead, but it's nice to see the errors of the past acknowledged in print. Makes one wonder how much credibility so much of the old data holds. It's encouraging to see additional research in terms of population dynamics. Looking at these populations with fresh spectacles is gonna take some getting used to.