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Alarmed Feds Cancel Salmon Season

Shocking plunge in numbers a mystery

(Newser) - In drastic action to stop the collapse of the West Coast salmon population, a federal fisheries council is banning salmon fishing off California and most of Oregon for the rest of the year, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. "This is a disaster," said the council chairman. The number... More »

Pacific Salmon Season in Peril

Incredibly low stocks prompt action from federal agency

(Newser) - A shortage of salmon in the waters along the Pacific coast has driven regulators to consider a ban on salmon-fishing this season, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Pacific Fishery Management Council has never recommended canceling the season before, and about 1,000 commercial fishermen could see their livelihood devastated... More »

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