Salmon fishing halted

US Federal fisheries managers announced California’s commercial chinook salmon fishing season will be called off again after a record low number of fish returned to spawn last year.

The decision by the Pacific Fishery Management Council will almost completely curtail commercial fishing in Oregon as well, but it allows the sport and commercial seasons in Washington state to proceed.

The decision marks the second straight year that the council has halted commercial angling for natural and hatchery chinook salmon, or “king” salmon, in California. The vote must be approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service before May 1.

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