The SEG for naturally-produced king salmon in Crooked Creek of 650–1,700 was not achieved in two of the past four years including 2012. The 2012 escapement of 631 naturally-produced king salmon and 163 hatchery-produced king salmon is the lowest total escapement of king salmon the department has observed at the Crooked Creek weir since complete counting of escapement began in 1999.
This low escapement occurred despite restrictions to the Kasilof River early-run king salmon sport fishery which prohibited the retention of naturally-produced king salmon beginning June 15 and prohibited use of bait on June 19.
Production of hatchery-produced king salmon to enhance the Kasilof River early-run king salmon fishery originates from naturally-produced king salmon that are surplus to Crooked Creek escapement needs.
In addition, hatchery-produced fish that reach the weir may be used to supplement king salmon stocking programs at other Southcentral Alaska locations, thereby providing increased harvest opportunity in the Kasilof River early run king salmon sport fishery as well as other Southcentral Alaska king salmon sport
During 2012, the king salmon run strength was not sufficient to achieve the SEG and provide broodstock for hatchery stocking in 2013.
So did ADFG do an egg take for 2012 or not? If so, was it done at the expense of missing the SEG?