Commercial salmon fleet docked until July

Good catch rates and higher participation than expected have triggered a mid-season closure until July of the commercial chinook salmon-fishing season off the Southern Oregon coast.

With Tuesday’s landings, commercial fishermen exceeded their 1,500-chinook quota for June in just nine days of fishing, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

That puts the commercial fleet at bay until July 5, the start of three weeks of fishing under new quotas that could be adjusted after June’s quota was eclipsed by 11 chinook, according to ODFW.

Source: Commercial salmon fleet docked until July | Mail Tribune