You do remember where the last Director got his working start? Westport Charters. Also, ask where (when they do go salmon fishing) where WDFW FP staff go to fish.
Finally, I am pretty sure the Co-managers support and encourage the ocean fishery. Hoh v Baldridge said the Tribes could not be closed for conservation unless the non-Indians were closed. By fishing outside the tribes are allowed to "balance" the catch. When this decision came down, the WDF staff said "we'll close the ocean". Tribes and Feds said not to do that, just balance catches so here we are.
If the ocean were closed, inside fishing would be better for the fish but would (in a management paradigm that abhors waste (one fish above MSY) probably require a lot more net fishing.