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IronNoggin

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West Coast king salmon are so depleted officials just canceled the Oregon and California season

SAN FRANCISCO Chinook salmon stocks along the West Coast are so low fishery managers have officially canceled both the commercial and most of the recreational fishing season from northern Oregon to the California-Mexico border.

https://news.yahoo.com/regulators-rare-step-canceling-next-024410322.html
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Meanwhile Washington is reporting that they're in for an epic season and extra openings
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Meanwhile Washington is reporting that they're in for an epic season and extra openings

not quite epic:

2023 salmon forecasts released as annual season-setting process begins:

https://wdfw.wa.gov/newsroom/news-release/2023-salmon-forecasts-released-annual-season-setting-process-begins

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Though many forecasted returns of Chinook and coho to the Washington coast and Puget Sound are improved over 2022, fishery managers are carefully watching some salmon stocks that are predicted to return below historical averages and will set fisheries that ensure conservation objectives are met for salmon populations listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Washington salmon fishing seasons tentatively set for 2023-24

https://wdfw.wa.gov/newsroom/news-release/washington-salmon-fishing-seasons-tentatively-set-2023-24-0

 
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Anglers in Washington can expect similar salmon fishing opportunities this year compared to 2022, with some improved opportunities in the ocean driven by better Chinook forecasts and another large coho return, state fishery managers announced.
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