Too few pink salmon prompts Skagit tribe to close fishery


MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) – The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe has decided to close its pink salmon fishery because fewer pinks have returned to the Skagit River than anticipated.

The tribe in northwest Washington expected to see about 500,000 pinks return to the Skagit River to spawn but this week saw dismal catches, The Skagit Valley Herald reported Thursday.


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