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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The United Fishermen of Alaska, a statewide commercial fishing industry trade association representing 36 member organizations, announces the election of Jerry McCune of Cordova District Fishermen United as president.
NMFS has announced two senior leadership changes that the agency says align with changes it is making to its West Coast operations.