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Feds consider easing catch limits on Klamath River salmon to help commercial fishermen

Updated: September 25, 2006, 6:49 PM ET
By Jeff Barnard | Associated Press — Sept. 25, 2006

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Federal fisheries managers are considering easing restrictions on catching Klamath River salmon to prevent a repeat of this year's near-shutdown of commercial salmon fishing on the West Coast.

If the Pacific Fisheries Management Council in November adopts a more flexible approach toward protecting the wild runs of fall chinook in Northern California's Klamath River, it will not have to conduct the last-minute emergency rule-making it did this year trying to prevent ...

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