West Coast Salmon Trollers Get Federal Support for Disaster Request
Oregon's coastal delegation is going to bat for the state’s salmon fishermen.
Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with Reps. Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici, all democrats, are urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to grant a catastrophic regional fishery disaster declaration for Oregon, the lawmakers said in a press release. Three consecutive years of challenging weather and conditions have hit salmon populations particularly hard, they said.
"The value of salmon to Oregon cannot be overstated. In addition to the economic...
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