It's already a disaster area, fecal coliform blooms every year exactly when the PU (no pun intended) fishery takes place on the Kenai. Every year there are warnings to not clean your fish in the Kenai due to poop filled water. The good news is that the toilet bowl is flushed twice daily and the PU area doesn't extend beyond the tidal flushing zone.My biggest concern about opening up the PU fishery to everyone, resident or non-resident, is how can the environmental damage caused by that substantial increase in use with the large increase in numbers of participants, affect the river(s) habitat and productivity. Doubtful that would be a positive thing for the river(s).
If the PU fishery were opened to all resident and nonresident I'd expect little change in the overall numbers, the nonresidents who want that poop show of an experience are already getting it since enforcement only catches a small percentage of violators. The vast majority of nonresidents who want the Alaskan experience want nothing to do with that poop show and would prefer to pay for something more meaningful. On top of that if PU were opened to nonresidents it would be changed at the first fish board meeting which would be an emergency meeting scheduled the day after it was changed.