Few Bright Spots in Ocean Salmon Forecasts as Managers Start Developing 2020 Seasons
West Coast salmon fishermen are facing another grim year, trollers heard last week at state meetings in Washington, Oregon and California.
In Washington, lower numbers of coho are projected to return to the Columbia River and to Washington's coastal streams. The low numbers will likely constrain both sport and commercial fisheries.
An estimated 181,000 Columbia River coho are projected to our ocean and Columbia River waters, a sharp decrease from the 2019 forecast of about 905,000 fish. Only about...
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