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Ocean salmon fishing closes Aug. 30 from Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR

Friday, August 27, 2021

SALEM, Ore – Recreational ocean salmon angling closes 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 30 within the Columbia River Ocean Salmon Management Area (Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR).

Through Aug. 22, an estimated 34,080 marked coho have already been landed in this area, and fishery managers expect harvest to approach the 42,400 quota by the end of the day Sunday, Aug. 29.

This in-season closure decision was made by NOAA Fisheries in consultation with ODFW, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, representatives from the recreational and commercial ocean troll salmon fisheries, and the Pacific Fishery Management Council.

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Contact:

Christine Mallette, 503-947-6213, Christine.mallette@odfw.oregon.gov
Meghan Dugan, 541-464-2179, Meghan.c.dugan@odfw.oregon.gov

 
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