Originally Posted By: Carcassman
LL, your point is? WDFW really seems to have no interest in in-season management. For whatever reason, and WDFW won't answer the question, is that they and the co-managers have adopted an auto-pilot management paradigm. There may be good reasons but they actually need to put them in front of the license-buying public. If, in fact, they care a whit about what the license-buying public thinks.

I believe when Doc brought up in season management at one of the NOF meetings, RW asked him "and who's going to pay for it Francis, are you?" There's your answer. I'm actually encouraged that they stepped in when they did. It wasn't enough, but it was better than what usually happens which is nothing.
Propping up an obsolete fishing industry at the expense of sound fisheries management is irresponsible. -Sg