Wow, looking through the proposal book and the staff comments. My first impression after looking through the first 50 pages or so is that the commercial fishermen really want to put the hammer on the dipnetters.
Kinda seems to me the commercial fishermen would like the dipnetters, for one thing the sockeye the dipnetters catch are already by the commercial nets and the dipnetters are doing their part to preven overescapment. The commercial fishermen have been saying for years that the river has been overescaped with sockeyes, well, the dipnetters are doing their part in cleaning up a lot of the sockeyes that the commercial fishermen didn't catch.
What is the big deal, the PU caught sockeyes are already past the commericial nets, the commercial fishermen should be thanking the PU fishermen for helping prevent overescapment.
EDIT: Wow, basically 80 pages of Commercial fishermen trying to restrict dipnetting, then about 10 more pages of UCIDA wanting to open up more areas to dipnetting and the department opposing those areas due to biological reasons. I am trying to figure out UCIDA's angle in all of this, I didn't realize they were so concerned with dipnetting, I though they were commercial fishermen, not PU fishermen.