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Columbia River treaty tribes open summer fishery

Portland, Oregon (AP) June 2010

The four Columbia River treaty tribes have opened their summer fishery with commercial sales of fresh summer chinook nicknamed “June Hogs” because of their size.

Tribal fishermen along the Columbia River Gorge may be found selling chinook at a number of locations, including Marine Park at Cascade Locks, Lone Pine at The Dalles and the boat launch near Roosevelt, Wash.

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission says the summer fishery helps tribal members support their families and local economies.

The current forecast of summer chinook is 88,800. Tribal fishermen will be able to harvest about 25,500 summer chinook, most of which will be sold commercially.




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