Jym Gritzfeld, a commercial fisherman from Morro Bay, spent more than half an hour Wednesday morning in a drab conference room studying a thick packet of charts detailing last year’s salmon harvest and this year’s projected returns.

What he saw made his heart sink.

“This is suicide for us,” Gritzfeld said. “It doesn’t look good for us. It really doesn’t.”

The news didn’t get much better during the meeting he came to attend. Gritzfeld was among about 150 people – mostly recreational and commercial anglers – who filed into a conference room in Santa Rosa on Wednesday to hear presentations from state and federal fisheries managers about the dire state of salmon off the coast of California.

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