BREAKING NEWS Pac-12 lifts postponement of athletic activities, paves way for return of football Full Story

Southern Oregon salmon fishing in jeopardy

Preliminary estimates predict a small salmon run this year.

Posted: Mar 5, 2018 12:13 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2018 12:22 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Continued problems with Sacramento River salmon survival means there likely will be very little, maybe even zero, sport and commercial salmon fishing this summer off the Southern Oregon coast.

The Medford Mail Tribune says preliminary stock assessments estimate only 229,400 Sacramento River fall chinook will be in the ocean. That's 1,300 fewer than last year's small run, whose protection shut down sport and commercial chinook fishing off Southern Oregon.

Salmon managers heading into the Pacific Fishery Management Council's March 8-14 meeting say they think the council will be able to propose at least possible sport and commercial seasons with as little impact to Sacramento stocks as possible.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council will set its final season recommendations when it meets April 5-11 in Portland. The federal Department of Commerce has the final say in setting ocean-fishing seasons.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 31865

Reported Deaths: 539
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah7022136
Marion456992
Washington441759
Umatilla293941
Clackamas234661
Malheur158926
Jackson11094
Lane109616
Deschutes79312
Yamhill75013
Jefferson5218
Polk51515
Linn49513
Morrow4946
Lincoln47613
Union4392
Benton2946
Klamath2792
Wasco2793
Hood River2490
Douglas2244
Josephine1952
Columbia1551
Coos1490
Clatsop1310
Baker922
Crook621
Tillamook510
Curry310
Lake290
Wallowa281
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant90
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 56°
Corvallis
Overcast
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 55°
Roseburg
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 55°
North Bend
Scattered Clouds
56° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 56°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events