Low Salmon Forecasts Cast a Pall Over Upcoming Salmon Seasons
Forecasts for many Chinook and coho stocks on the West Coast are low -- lower than last year and some nearing historic lows. Regardless, the Pacific Fishery Management Council and its advisory bodies developed alternatives for sport and commercial ocean salmon fisheries when it met last week in Rohnert Park, Calif.
The alternatives now go out for public review before the Council makes a final decision on salmon seasons at its meeting in Vancouver, Wash., on April 5-10.
“Developing the seasons for this year’s ocean salmon fisheries will be...
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