'Fishery Failure' Declared For West Coast Salmon Fishery

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 11:35 in Biology & Nature

Officials declared a commercial fishery failure for the West Coast salmon fishery due to historically low salmon returns. Hundreds of thousands of fall Chinook salmon typically return to the Sacramento River every year to spawn. This year, scientists estimate that fewer than 60,000 adult Chinook will make it back to the Sacramento River.

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