California and Oregon Commercial Salmon Fishing Declared "Failure", Shut Down

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 09:07 in Earth & Climate

This is far below what is needed to sustain the population and we have decided to shut down the commercial ocean salmon fishery for all of California and most of Oregon to aid their recovery,” said Jim Balsiger, NOAA’s Fisheries Service acting assistant administrator. “It’s a tough decision, but the condition of the salmon fishery forces us to close most of it to ensure healthy runs of this valuable fish in the future.” read more

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