Well, Folks, the issue is not one of public perception. 90% of the public don't fish, do buy fish, and do sincerely believe that the Tribes need the fish they catch to sustain their livelihood and "traditions." That means that 90% would believe that the QIN is proposing a smaller forecast in the interest of protecting wild salmon and their heritage. Pretty nice PR move on their part, no?
I think about 100% of the 10% who do fish see things differently, but we are in the minority, so we get what we get. Pretty simple, even if it does suck.