Well it should be
interesting in GH & Willapa. Especially GH where the QIN have been way to
aggressive on Chinook. So we will set and watch the drama unfold.
The federal agency in
charge of managing fisheries has ruled four stocks of Pacific Northwest salmon
are being overfished.
The National Marine Fisheries Service and the Department of Commerce on
Wednesday posted a notice in the Federal Register of the excessive fishing
pressures on Chinook and Coho salmon in the Columbia River Basin and along the
The notice, which included overfishing findings for North Pacific swordfish, is
meant to alert fishery managers that fishing pressures are driving salmon
Federal law requires the Pacific Fishery Management Council to take
immediate action to end the overfishing.
The notice covers the following four salmon populations:
Summer Chinook in the upper river area of the Columbia River Basin
Fall Chinook in the Willapa Bay area of the Washington coast
Fall Chinook in the Grays Harbor area of the Washington coast
Coho along the Hoh area of the Washington coast.
And another fed link :
Posted on Fri, September 4, 2015
by Dave Hamilton