What makes anybody think that 14-15K is anywhere near adequate for GH???
There is so much available spawning area that goes unused.
The current CTC-sanctioned goal ( an MSY goal derived by WDFW/QIN) actually has NOTHING to do with what the habitat can realistically support. It just happens to be the one that can sustain the MAXIMUM harvest possible.
But as we can all see from the data posted above, the PSC/PFMC/QIN/WDFW management structure lacks the discipline to stay within the level of exploitation necessary to achieve even that paltry MSY goal.
If I were Fish Czar Supreme for the day, and the management paradigm was somehow able to be conveniently switched from MSY to MSA (maximum sustainable abundance), we would likely see escapements in GH triple overnight.
Hey... if a guy's gonna dream, he might as well dream BIG!
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." (Zane Grey)
"If you don't kill them, they will spawn." (Carcassman)