Gotta say having been intensively involved in this that I don't think its really a win in the long term for recs. For conservation sure, but that conservation is mostly on the backs of meaningful marine rec Chinook opportunity.

In the short term we made out fine. Its finally back to the 2000-2009 status quo. No nets in 2T/2U until mid sept.

In the long term, we lost the farm. No forks creek production will mean no decent fishing east of tokeland for chinook, which is where the marine rec fleet catches most of its fish. Kiss good fishing just downstream of southbend goodbye. Also forget about any willapa river chinook fishing.

The biggest loss is that this fight has cost us Wecker as a commissioner. The ramifications of that will reach far beyond Willapa
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