Just saw the draft tables from the meetings, looks like they are suggesting that area 2B's catch next year should be 3.14 million pounds, down from 7.49 million pounds this year. The setline survey data coastwide was very bad, but commercial WPUE in almost all areas minus one was level or positive. In area 2B it was actually up 5%. Weird there can be such a HUGE difference between the setline and what the commies are seeing. Area 2B IPHC setline WPUE (weight per unit effort I believe) was down 23% while commies, like I said, were up 5%. 28% difference seems like an anomaly to me. Don't know if our rep's can pull a rabbit out of the hat...or in this case may be quite a bit more than one rabbit. This would essentially drop the rec sectors catch, assuming we don't get more %, from 1.12 mill pounds to 470,000 pounds if I'm not mistaken.