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Thursday, April 12, 2018
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. With low returns of chinook and coho salmon expected back to numerous rivers in Washington, state and tribal co-managers Tuesday agreed on a fishing season that meets conservation goals for wild fish while providing fishing opportunities on healthy salmon runs. The 2018-19 salmon fisheries, developed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and treaty tribal co-managers, were finalized during the Pacific Fishery Management Council's meeting in Portland. Information on recreational salmon fisheries in Washington's ocean waters and the Columbia River is available at A variety of unfavorable environmental conditions, including severe flooding in rivers and warm ocean water, have reduced the number of salmon returning to Washington's rivers in recent years, said Ron Warren, head of WDFW's fish program. Low returns of some salmon stocks prompted state and tribal fishery managers to limit opportunities in many areas to protect those fish. For example, recreational anglers will have less opportunity to fish for chinook salmon in both the Columbia River and Washington's ocean waters compared to recent years. Details on all recreational salmon fisheries will be in the Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet in late June. Until next time, Good Fishing!