SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Commercial salmon fishermen are heading to sea from San Francisco and other area ports in what is expected to be a strong fishing season.
The season officially started Wednesday in ports south of Pt. Arena in Mendocino County.
Fishermen are optimistic after hearing positive reports from sport fishermen, who started fishing on April 6.
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National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14
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