California's salmon fishing season could be a bust for a third year in a row. Fish and Wildlife Department biologists say the Chinook population still hasn't fully recovered from the drought years and shifting ocean conditions remain a threat.
The projected numbers in the Sacramento River are about the same as last year when total landings fell 97-percent below their 2013 peak, but salmon appears to be more abundant this year in the Klamath River. Final decisions on catch and season limits are still several weeks away, but the Pacific Fishery Management Council will talk about the situation again next week in Rohnert Park.
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