Bi­ol­o­gists project big Pa­cific salmon sea­son

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SACRA­MENTO | Pa­cific Coast fish­er­men can start gear­ing up for what’s ex­pected to be the best salmon fish­ing sea­son in years.

Fed­eral fish­ery man­agers are pro­ject­ing ro­bust pop­u­la­tions of Chi­nook and coho salmon off the Pa­cific Coast and in Cal­i­for­nia and Ore­gon rivers.

The Pa­cific Fish­ery Man­age­ment Coun­cil on Wed­nes­day ap­proved three op­tions for man­ag­ing West Coast salmon fish­eries this year. All of them give an­glers plenty of time to fish later this spring and sum­mer.

The reg­u­la­tory coun­cil is ex­pected to choose a final plan when it meets in Seat­tle early next month. In 2008 and 2009, poor salmon re­turns led to the largest fish­ery clo­sures on record.

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