Pacific Fishery Council Extends Ban on Commercial Chinook Fishing

Despite the fact that biologists expect the fall run of chinook salmon in California and Oregon to be twice that of last year, that would still be below the 122,000 number needed to reopen commercial fishing. “The fall run — in September and October — has for decades been the backbone of the West Coast fishing industry. At its peak, it exceeded 800,000 fish. Over the past decade, the numbers had consistently topped 250,000.” Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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