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  • California salmon fishing banned for second year in row

    Rachel Becker, Alaska Beacon|Apr 18, 2024

    In a devastating blow to California’s fishing industry, federal fishery managers unanimously voted on Wednesday to cancel all commercial and recreational salmon fishing off the coast of California for the second year in a row. The decision is designed to protect California’s dwindling salmon populations after drought and water diversions left river flows too warm and sluggish for the state’s iconic Chinook salmon to thrive. Salmon abundance forecasts for the year “are just too low,” Marci Yaremko, the California Department of Fish and Wildl... Full story

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