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A warm winter means a perilous summer for fish species on the West Coast.

Severe Drought Conditions Devastate Fish Populations on West Coast

High temperatures in the Pacific Northwest during late July and early August have biologists concerned about the health of sockeye salmon and other fish affected by the heat. Last month Oregon wildlife officials made the unprecedented decision to restrict fishing for salmon, trout, steelhead, and sturgeon.…

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Oregon may not be the first state that comes to mind when you think of a drought, but warm waters mean stressed fish, which in turn means more fishing restrictions.

Drought Conditions Lead to Unprecedented Fishing Restrictions in Oregon

Effective this past Saturday, Oregon wildlife officials have enacted a number of new fishing restrictions in light of ongoing drought conditions. The move is nearly unprecedented, but officials hope it will reduce pressure on fish already stressed by high water temperature and low stream flows. According…

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