California Commercial Salmon Season to be Reduced — Maybe by Half
The California commercial salmon season, due to start May 1, will be only about half as long as last year's season, after the Pacific Fisheries Management Council settled on three proposals for the dates and months fishing can take place this season.
"Time on the water is cut this year in an effort to have more salmon return to the rivers to spawn to meet our management objectives," Kandice Morgenstern, environmental scientist at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, said after the council's decision Thursday.
The main reason for the shorter season is the smaller number of adult Sacramento River salmon expected to be in the ocean this spring and summer...
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