Ocean Salmon Seasons Are Set for Oregon, Washington Coasts

Pacific Ocean salmon seasons were set for 2017 Tuesday by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.AP wirephoto/Jamie Lusch, Mail-Tribune All-salmon fishing seasons will begin June 24 in the Pacific Ocean from Leadbetter Point at the north end of Long Beach Peninsula, Wash., south to Humbug Mountain, near Port Orford.

Fishing out of Columbia River ports under quotas for coho and chinook north of Cape Falcon, near Manzanita, may last through Labor Day if numbers aren’t caught.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council set seasons Tuesday in Sacramento, ordering a season-long salmon closure from Humbug Mountain to Eureka, Calif., to protect Klamath River fall chinook. There will be no salmon fishing allowed in 2017 out of Gold Beach or Brookings.

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