What am I misunderstanding here? As of yesterday the escapement numbers on the Kenai were a full 150,000 below the minimum in-river goal. So, ADF&G this afternoon announced that drift gillnetting opens tomorrow at 7 a.m. Here is the link to the news release.
So, if the escapement goal isn't met, what will be the excuse? They can't wait, say, five days to see what the sonar counts are showing? We're talking the minimum escapement goal. ADF&G says it's "projected to be achieved".
Really? We all know that their projections are generally spot on, but still.... color me bewildered.