Salmon fishing guides could get disaster relief |

Salmon fishing guides could get disaster relief

REDDING ” Sacramento River fishing guides facing a major drop in business after authorities placed severe restrictions on fall salmon fishing could soon see some relief.

The California Salmon Council has announced that it will distribute disaster funds to fishing guides who are losing business because of Chinook salmon fishing limits on the river.

The California Fish and Game Commission has restricted fall-run Chinook fishing to one fish per day from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31.

The commissions decision followed an April vote by federal regulators to cancel commercial salmon fishing along the California and Oregon coasts for the year because of the Chinook population’s collapse.

Guides are eligible to receive a maximum of $225,000 per business.

Information from: Record Searchlight,

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