Anybody have any idea how the release mortality studies will be conducted? Seems like something that would be really difficult to measure accurately. Maybe they'll start with a mutually-developed set of assumptions about relative fish condition at the time of release? Maybe they will somehow tag gillnet-caught fish that are released to see how many end up in another net? Survey the river bottom for marked carcasses when the fishery is completed? How about the rec side? That seems to be the most challenging of all.

These are interesting, exciting, times. Cool stuff!