Oregon Salmon Industry Requests 2016 Fishery Disaster Declaration
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - March 28, 2017
The 2017 ocean salmon seasons in Oregon and California seem grim due to low Klamath River Chinook forecasts, but the Oregon Salmon Commission already is hoping for disaster assistance for the 2016 season.
In a letter to Gov. Kate Brown earlier in March, the Commission requested she declare the 2016 season a disaster -- the first step in a formal request to the U.S. Department of Commerce for a federal declaration and thus, opening the way to federal funding if Congress approves.
The process may take quite awhile. ...
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