Optimistic outlook for next salmon season

Press Democrat
March 5, 2013

Scientists and fishermen are hoping this year’s salmon season will be a repeat of the robust 2012 season, the best year since a sudden crash of the Chinook salmon population in 2007 forced a two-year moratorium on fishing.

“There are a large number out there and they are doing pretty well … I imagine we’ll see a pretty good year,” said James Phillips, an environmental scientist with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Ocean Salmon Project.

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