In response to the transparency initiative launch by the Advocacy, KING TV traveled to Montesano and ran a featured story using interviews from local merchants and the members of the Advocacy. The feature was focused on the problems with the secret meetings being held behind closed doors wherein state and tribal co-managers where the two set recreational and commercial fishing seasons in the state. The feature is available for viewing on the KING website HERE. The story also pointed out how one citizen responded to the transparency issue by launching a web petition that has now gathered over 1500 signatures electronically and in written form. The petition is available HERE.
In response to the feature, a group of non-tribal commercial gillnetters from Puget Sound contacted the television station and a second story came out. The gillnetters interviewed stated opposition to opening the meetings fearing the tribes would cut off all non-tribal fishing in Puget Sound. The follow-up feature is available HERE.