The single most impactful thing that could be done to recover Washington ESA listed Chinook salmon would be to ensure Alaska and Canada are not harvesting them in their commercial and rec fisheries. For some reason (money) the feds will not curtail the huge commercial fisheries taking Washington kings in Alaska. An ESA listed king should be protected whether it is in Washington or Alaska. Unfortunately the Alaska Commercial fishing industry has a tremendous amount of pull with the feds (due to paying federal officials to ensure they get priority and keep fishing as usual) which is why nothing has been done up there to protect our salmon. This also affects the killer whales food source. It absolutely blows my mind why the WDFW has not filed a lawsuit against the feds requiring them to protect these same Washington ESA listed kings while they are in Alaska. Ok I guess it is not that surprising since the WDFW is only concerned about there paychecks and that they keep coming. Then you have predation in the sound and straits. Seals, sea lions and cormorants are consuming more king salmon than fish caught by NI commercial fisherman, tribal commercial fisherman and rec anglers combined. Next in line you have poor habitat.