Alright. I coffee’d. I think this bout sums it up.
1. that it’s bullshit the NOF meetings are held in secret
2. That wdfw balls are tied because they have negligently failed to obtain an ESA agreement on their own and so bend over to whatever the tribes want.
3. Therefore, the citizens of WA get way less than 50%.
4. That the tribes aren’t counting their catch, are grossly over harvesting, and that the reallocation in future seasons isn’t happening.
The rest is justification for being able to sue. Given that this is a WA state vs Tribe issue, the group has to sway the judge that they have justification to intervene. This will likely be the hardest part.
Thank you. I arrived at a similar place. One key point where my interpretation differed was the fact you mention balls and the wdfw having them.. We all know wdfw has no balls and caves to whatever tribal or hot topic interest of the day. The fact these meetings aren't public is to me direct evidence there is shady shit going down. What do they have to hide other than the fact when you lift the wdfw skirt you will find this weird Ken doll, genderless, smooth area where one might find balls. Yet there's none. Just a shorn hump of useless plastic that panders to crazy special interests and tribes. Is there a surgery for this in your research? Who neutered the wdfw? Will a different governor or legislature give the department back their stick and budget? Who gets to kill the last salmon?