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California's Salmon Fishing Outlook is Positive Despite Drought

Roger Tabor / Flickr
 

Roger Tabor / Flickr

Fishing industry experts say plenty of chinook born before the drought are now in the ocean and that should insure a healthy fishing season this year.

The Golden Gate Salmon Association says the drought will be felt in the coming years as younger fish run into drought-depleted waterways. The Association’s Jon McManus suggests trapping and trucking them around low water areas.

“We’re in discussions with state and federal agencies to move them around the low, hostile river conditions that they’re experiencing in California because of the drought,” says McManus.

Officials closed the salmon fishery for the first time in 2008-2009 to protect the fish population from the effects of over-diversion of river water.

Federal regulators will meet this week in Sacramento to determine the rules for this year’s catch. 

 

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