Soft bite worked the numbers backward thru the harvest model for me and came up with some sobering results.

With actual gillnet CPUE coming in at only 1/2 of expected for Chehalis coho, it does not bode well for meeting the escapement goal.

It looks even worse for Chehalis chinook as the actual gillnet CPUE was less than 1/6 of expected.

This is looking at the aggregate catches for BOTH the state and QIN catches.


While they're a ways off from completion, it will be interesting to see how the GH spawning surveys turn out this year.
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"If you don't kill them, they will spawn." (Carcassman)

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