West Coast chinook shutdown expected

Bad news for the chinook salmon fisheries off the coasts of California and Oregon — again. The number of chinook salmon returning to California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin river system to spawn reached a record low last fall federal fisheries biologists reported in February.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration counted a paltry 39,530 kings in the fall run, down from 64,456 in 2008 and 87,940 in 2007, a number that led to an unprecedented shutdown of the California and Oregon fi…

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