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Sockeye retention prohibited


The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have established a prohibition of retention of sockeye salmon from the mainstream of the Columbia River between the Bonneville Dam and Highway 395 bridge in Pasco.

The restriction went into effect July 9 and remains in effect indefinitely. Sockeye are listed for protection in the Snake River under the Endangered Species Act. Non-Indian fisheries are limited to one percent of the harvest of sockeyes. That limit was expected to be reached by July 8.

The rule does not affect the taking of chinook salmon.


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