Kenai king escapement goal proposals
Currently we manage for an OEG of 5300-9000 for ER and 15,000-30,000 for LR.
Proposal 189 advocates for an ER OEG 9,000 - 14,000
Proposal 208 advocates for a LR BEG of 17,800 - 35,700
Proposal 207 advocates for a LR OEG of 20,000 - 40,000
Actually Proposal 208 has a technical error (perhaps typo) in that the BEG for ER has already been established and it's NOT nor can it be 17,800 - 35,700. The board may however opt for a discretionary OEG of 17,800 - 35,700.
For some historical perspective, the original point e-goal for ER was 9,000 and the original point e-goal for LR was 22,300 (established by BOF in 1988)…. this was BEFORE the advent of BEG's and OEG's
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone."
The KeenEye MD
If you cannot count them and the past goals were based on faulty counting then all these are meaningless. The Department needs to tell us what they can count and what they cannot. For example, can the new Didson count large fish with any degree of confidence? If so then maybe a large fish goal can be set. However, if they cannot count even large fish then another management approach is needed. They exist but as long as ADF&G says they can count those will not be discussed. Of course no one can evaluate the Department position because the data are not available for review by independent observers/research personnel.
Originally Posted by fishNphysician