Ask the tribe located about 30 miles upstream (the basin's namesake) if they think there is a conservation issue, and I suspect you may get a different answer.... Makes one wonder what thinking goes on at the QIN table. Maybe for them it's simple: "We catch plenty of fish; there must not be an issue."

Low holing does lend a much more optimistic perspective, it seems.

So far, the paraphrased response above more or less looks the way I thought it would.