With regard to the Kenai Fisheries Proposals, keep your eye on the ball. . .
It's the RESOURCE, and what's best for ALL ALASKANS.
The resource WILL SUFFER if they do this, and ALL ALASKANS and tourists who use the resource will too. Remember history. And if you don't know history, do your research on what the 1974 Boldt Decision in Washington did to wild fish populations.
These proposals will only be the beginning of an unfair, extremely irresponsible allocation and (mis-) management strategy, as the Boldt Decision in Washington State very clearly illustrates. Heck, the tribes down there sell their fish just like any other commercial fisherman. They use very, very few of the fish they catch for "traditional use" or "subsistence." Those terms are used hide their true intent.
This needs to stop right now if we value the wild fish populations in this watershed (and others in the future). If it's not stopped, other groups will surely start their own proposals (the Kenai Fisheries Proposals are just the tip of the iceberg) and watersheds in many places in AK will be nickled and dimed by such proposals until we have what the Washingtonians have. Endangered and in some cases EXTINCT wild populations.
If it must be Entitlement, how about they get their percentage of the resource, based on their percentage of the total users of the resource? Fair? In other words, they are entitled to what the rest of we Alaskans get, with tourists thrown in as another user of the resource, no more and no less. Ninilchik is not Kivalina. What a trumped-up crock of you know what. What irresponsibility and selfishness.