New and improved for 2014:
Hot off the press today, slot limit goes down to 42" effective for the 2014 season. Finally some REAL protection for the extremely valuable population-sustaining egg-wagons that have been horribly depleted in the early run thru fishery-induced selection. Weir counts in the major spawning tribs in 2013 showed that hens were down to the 14-18% range of the total spawning escapement.
Additionally, the ER conservation demarcation has been moved downriver to the bottom of the newly expanded Slikok sanctuary. This area will be subject to ER restrictions thru mid July.
It's only taken 12 years to finally get it right.