Originally Posted By: Rivrguy

The 400k on the Satsop are not part of the required mitigation only the 100k and 60k Steelhead. Where did the 400k number come from? No idea but it emerged from the QIN / WDFW talks.

Which would seem to lend credence to suspicions that the 400K Satsop fish are intended to provide a larger 50% to divide between the QIN and the Skoks (whose fisheries would, in theory, cut into the QIN's Treaty allotment).

We must remember also that WDFW and its largest stakeholders don't recognize the Wynoochee's fish as distinct in any meaningful way from Humptulips, Satsop, Wishkah, Chehalis, Black, Skookumchuck, or Newaukum fish. They're all dollar signs with fins, 90% of which can be harvested in open ocean and lower Chehalis gillnet fisheries. They are far more interested in mitigating lost ocean harvest opportunity than they are in mitigating wild salmonid habitat loss in any single drainage, and this "plan" proves it.