Salmon season may be reduced or closed in some coastal areas

(File/SBG photo)

The 2017 salmon season is almost here, but many areas along the Oregon coast for fishing may be reduced and even closed.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted some recommendations this season after reports of low forecasts for salmon stocks this year.

The council recommends commercial fishing from Cape Falcon to the Florence South Jetty to be open from April 15 through July 31 and September and October with intermittent closures.

But fisheries from the Florence South Jetty south to Horse Mountain, California, could be closed the entire season to protect Klamath River fall chinook.

These recommendations will be decided on May 1.

For a full list of salmon season dates, visit the Pacific Fishery Management Council website.

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