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Retention of spring chinook to close on Klickitat

 


Action: It is unlawful to retain hatchery adult chinook from the Klickitat River.

Effective date: June 16 through July 31.

Species affected: Spring chinook.

Location: From the mouth (Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge) to the boundary markers below Klickitat Salmon Hatchery.

Reason for action: The number of hatchery-origin spring chinook that have returned to the Klickitat Salmon Hatchery is far behind the 500 fish needed to meet the hatchery escapement goal. As of June 11, only 44 adults had returned to the hatchery. Closing the river to adult chinook retention will increase the number of hatchery fish available for broodstock and help ensure future hatchery returns. WDFW will continu...



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