Your concern is EXACTLY what former Commissioner Miranda Wecker spoke to when we finished writing and adopting this Policy. She really wanted to make sure this thing got done before her departure. Her parting words paralleled your last post to a TEE....
That we MUST stay committed to the course and maintain the modeled rebuilding trajectory to achieve the intended recovery in that 16-21 year timeline, even though she would perhaps not even live long enough (nor many in the room) to actually see it come to fruition.
Region 6 is off to one helluva crappy start to that 16-21 year journey.
"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)