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California Could See Biggest Salmon Harvest in Years Following Drought

Spring Chinook (King) Salmon are seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Michael Humling, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Commercial salmon catches have surpassed official preseason forecasts by about 50%, said Kandice Morgenstern, a CAPS member and marine scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Harvests have been particularly strong in Morro Bay, Monterey and San Francisco, but weaker along California’s northern coast.