The problem is that there is not a public forum where the Co-Managers (WDFW and QIN) need to sit in front of the public and openly explain what happened and why.

What would really help the whole process, I believe, is if prior to the commencement of the next year's NOF the actual leaders had to sit in front of the Public and answer questions. State and Tribal. Open meeting. Moderator keeps asking the question until they answer. If they know they have to publicly defend and explain maybe they have a more open process.

Or not.