"Officials Vote To Cancel California Salmon Fishing Season"

"West Coast fishery managers have officially recommended the cancellation of California salmon fishing season this year. Thursday, the Pacific Fishery Management Council announced its decision to close commercial and recreational salmon fishing in California and most of Oregon until next spring to conserve the dwindling Chinook salmon population.

While this fishing ban doesn't exactly come as a surprise — in early March, the council announced that it would most likely recommend the ban — it's a huge blow to local fishers.

“This one is going to hurt,” said Sarah Bates, the captain of a San Francisco fishing boat. “I’m not exactly sure what to do yet.”"

Madeline Wells reports for SFGate April 7, 2023.

Source: SFGate, 04/11/2023