Low Forecasted Returns For California’s Endangered Chinook Prompts Spring Ocean Fishing Shut Down Off Oregon, California Coasts

With severely low forecasted returns of California Chinook salmon (Sacramento and Klamath River), the National Marine Fisheries Service has cancelled the spring 2023 commercial ocean troll salmon fishery (Cape Falcon to the California border) and the spring recreational ocean salmon fishery (March 15-May 15 from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain). This decision was made in consultation with the Pacific Fishery Management Council, and the states of Oregon and California.

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