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2012 second best year in a decade for commercial fishing

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 4th, 2013

Newport commercial fisherman Henry deRonden holds a chinook salmon landed during the 2012 commercial season. Oregon commercial fishermen landed 307 million pounds of fish and shellfish last year with a dockside value of $128 million. It was the second best year for the Oregon seafood industry in a decade.

Oregon has about two dozen employers and 1,200 employees turning slimy fish and armored crustaceans into succulent seafood ready for cooking.

For the complete article see the 09-04-2013 issue.

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