It was obvious to WDF that the Makah could take all of the Treaty Share of a stock. We were actually asked by Tribe A to shut down Tribe B because B was corking them and letting nothing up the river. The State couldn't and wouldn't do that. It is an inter-tribal allocation issue that WDFW needs to stay out of.
I suspect, though, that WDFW is willing to "accommodate" overages by some tribes, as was seen with the Makah troll. If it had been the NI recs that over harvested there would have been screaming and yelling to cut back their fisheries. Rather than crickets.
And, Larry is right. WDFW had the tickets in a timely manner but other priorities prevented their being entered into they system or reviewed.