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Salmon fishermen have best haul since 2005

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 30th, 2012

Newport commercial fisherman Henry deRonden hoists a chinook salmon caught off the central Oregon coast. Salmon trollers had their best season this year since 2005. State catch records show fishermen boating 63,697 chinook through Oct. 7. Last year, the catch was 29,000, while 2010 saw about 38,000 chinook headed to processors. (Courtesy photo by Oregon Salmon Commission)

Itís a long ways from the days when Oregonís commercial trollers could boat more than 2-million pounds of chinook annually, but salmon fishermen end the season today (Wednesday) with their best year since 2005.

For the complete article see the 10-31-2012 issue.

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