The king salmon run belongs to nature, not to any one special interest group. No one is entitled to the fish so start working on an effective solution: Shut down all catching of king salmon for five years and let the runs build back up. Work on a solution with the commercial side which better catches red without taking the kings.
Maybe a slightly smaller gill net opening? Design a better in-river system for allotting sports caught fish, giving a higher priority to fisherman and less to commercial guiding.
OK children, let’s play nice and come up with a system that serves our valuable resource the most.
— Gerry Guay