There it is, Keta. Greed. We're lock step on the root cause.
I know I'm always surprised when I see how many salmon rec fishers catch in the ocean, and I fear, based on personal experiences fishing in the big blue, that the overall impact on non-target species is likely double the reported catch, as a lot of under-sized and unmarked fish get released, many bleeding and losing scales, while anglers keep fishing to get that last fish to round out the limit. I really think a reduction in both the sport and commercial ocean quotas would be the single most effective way we could conserve more wild salmon. I'd also favor sport regulations that mandate keeping the first two adult salmon encountered, regardless of species or origin, to reduce the impact of what I believe is an unacceptable dropout rate on C&R coho in the salt.