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Washington coastal salmon fishing shutdown among 3 options weighed

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Fishery managers are considering shutting down recreational and commercial salmon fishing off Washington coast this summer due to a low number of returning coho salmon.
    
The closure is one of three options being considered by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which sets the fishing seasons in ocean waters off the Pacific coast.
    
The News Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/jb76nW ) that two other options, released Monday, would permit some salmon fishing.
    
Fishery biologists expect 380,000 Columbia River hatchery coho to return to Washington's coast this year. That's about half of last year's forecast.
    
The council will decide on an option at its April meeting in Vancouver, Washington. It will forward its recommendation to a federal agency for final approval before May 1.
    
The last time the ocean salmon fishing season was closed was 1994. Fishing was severely curtailed in 2008.
    
On the Internet:
    
Pacific Fishery Management Council: http://tinyurl.com/salmon2016
    
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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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