National Fisherman


Dec. 12--Drought conditions are taking their toll on Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River this year, fisheries experts say.
 
Low water releases out of Shasta and Keswick dams, coupled with less water flowing into the Sacramento River from tributaries, has eggs in hundreds of salmon nests in the river "high and dry," killing the eggs and recently hatched baby salmon.
 
"There's a lot of concern out there right now," said Doug Killam, an environmental scientist with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
 
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Inside the Industry

The Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel working group is scheduled to meet Aug. 2 in Boston to discuss using commercial fishing vessels to supplement current stock assessment surveys conducted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

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Pat Fiorelli, the long-serving public affairs officer for the New England Fishery Management Council, will step down at the end of July.

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