How frustrating. I know times and the budget are tough so I am trying not to overreact here, but JC how the heck can we expect to protect these fish if we ignore their bedroom and nursery? I wonder who ultimately made this call. The title would indicate that this was Walker's call but further reading indicates it was ADFG's decision. A quote:
"The juvenile salmon project on the Kenai River is being delayed as the river already has a robust assessment project on adult salmon, Jones wrote. "
That may be well and good, but we have little information on these fish in their juvenile stages, and we have troubling information about the health and activity on our river in the areas these juveniles rear.
I hope the rest of the fishing community - including those trying to put me out of business - are as upset about this as I am.
Additionally, I know that sockeye smolt funding has been perilous in times past, and the cutting of the King smolt funding does not bode well for future sockeye smolt projects. Not sure if the funding was connected but I think there was a hope that it would be and that is now toast.
AAAAAARGH! I'm sure this is all because I have not paid enough in taxes.... Funny but not!