Once again it is that time of year to hear from the perennial prophet Kenai River Guide Don Johnson. (Peninsula Clarion July 28, ‘Fish management backwards’).
As usual, Don persistently criticizes ADF&G for salmon management strategies that don t meet his approval. The concept of waiting until Kenai River sockeye escapement goals are met before allowing any commercial openers is especially brilliant.
However, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. I expect Mr. Johnson would be agreeable to the same arrangement for himself. All of his commercially guided in-river fishing should occur below the counter and not begin until the Kenai River king escapement has been met and is safely up the river. The same would, of course, apply to his commercial guiding for sockeyes and silvers.
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