Strong pink salmon run expected in 2015, as well as chinook in the ocean and Columbia River – Olympian


Good news for Chinook, less so for Coho.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife Monday in Olympia released the forecasts for salmon runs in Puget Sound, Pacific Ocean and Columbia River.… Slightly more than 900,000 fall chinook are expected to return to the Columbia River this year. That would be the third largest run on record since 1938, said Ron Roler, Columbia River policy coordinator. The ocean abundance of Columbia River coho this year is expected to be nearly 777,000 fish, down from 964,000 last year. Jeffrey P. Mayor reports. (Olympian)

http://www.theolympian.com/2015/03/02/3603215_state-salmon-forecst-meeting-underway.html

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