"Feds Propose Longest Pacific Coast Salmon Season in Eight Years"

"With an abundance of chinook salmon in the ocean this year, federal regulators are proposing the longest season for sport and commercial fishermen in eight years."

"The forecasts for salmon returning to spawn in the Klamath and Rogue rivers are very strong and average for the Sacramento River's fall run chinook, said Chuck Tracy, a spokesman for the Pacific Fishery Management Council in Portland, Ore.

'There are a lot of good signs for abundance this year,' Tracy said.

The council adopted three alternatives for the salmon season Wednesday in Sacramento. A final decision will be made by the council on April 5, Tracy said."

Bob Norberg reports for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat March 8, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Biologists Predict Big Pacific Salmon Season" (AP)

"Monterey Bay Salmon Anglers Expecting Good Season" (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

"Chinook Salmon for The Salmon" (Campbell River Courier-Islander)

"Fishery Experts Forecast Banner Salmon Season" (San Francisco Chronicle)

"Salmon Anglers Off the Coast Can Expect Another Good Chinook Fishery, But the Outlook Remains Cloudy for Coho" (Seattle Times)

Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 03/09/2012