National Fisherman


A spring chinook run of 141,400 — the poorest in six years — is forecast to enter the Columbia River destined for upstream of Bonneville Dam.

"This is awful,'' said Larry Snyder, president of the Vancouver Wildlife League and an avid spring chinook angler. "I don't see a very long season this year.''

The forecast for Oregon's Willamette River is 59,845 spring chinook, down slightly from a run of 65,100 in 2012.

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Inside the Industry

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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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced last week the sixth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to foster innovations that support sustainable fisheries in the United States. 

The goal of the Fisheries Innovation Fund is to sustain fishermen and fishing communities while simultaneously rebuilding fish stocks.

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