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Feds declare salmon fishery disasters

Feds declare salmon fishery disasters

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  California’s 2016 and 2017 commercial ocean salmon seasons have been declared as federal fisheries disasters, one of many declarations for the state and the rest of the West Coast. Declared by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce late last month, the West Coast fisheries disasters include the Klamath River

Dungeness season saw strong catch

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The North Coast’s commercial Dungeness crab season was affected by delays due to meat quality issues and price negotiations but the catch soared as soon as fishing began. The season ended July 15 and the northern region from the Fort Bragg area to the Oregon border accounted for

Concerns about crab quality could delay season

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT –  The results of recent algae toxin tests have sparked fears of another delayed Dungeness crab season on the North Coast. The potential for delay of the upcoming season was explored along with several other fisheries challenges at an Oct. 27 hearing held by the state legislature’s Joint Committee

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