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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

November 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

South Puget Sound chum salmon return is much larger than anticipated

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It looks like the South Sound chum salmon return is much bigger than forecasted.

A story by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission reports that a tribal test fishery conducted near Kingston in October and November revealed the run is stronger, which is good news for all fishermen who pursue these late arriving fish.

The preseason forecast in southern Puget Sound was about 200,000 chum, but fisheries managers have updated the run size estimate to 550,000.

To view the story on the South Sound tribal chum salmon test fishery go to the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commisssion website.

(Photo courtesy of Tiffany Royal, information officer for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.)

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