North Fork Toutle & Green River Close For Salmon Retention October 21st
Salmon retention to close on North Fork Toutle and Green rivers
Action: Release all salmon on the North Fork Toutle and Green rivers (Cowlitz County).
Species affected: Coho and chinook salmon.
Effective date: Oct. 21, 2017 until further notice.
Location: The North Fork Toutle and Green rivers from the mouth upstream.
Reason for action: The returns of chinook and coho salmon to the North Toutle Hatchery this year have been well below forecasts. Under current salmon fishing regulations on the North Fork Toutle and Green rivers, WDFW projects that not enough coho or chinook will reach the hatchery to meet egg take goals. Closing the salmon fishing season in these two rivers will increase the number of hatchery fish available for broodstock and help ensure future hatchery returns.
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