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Puyallup and Carbon rivers will close early

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Sep. 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
October 1, 2010 10:39 am

The Puyallup and the Carbon rivers will be the next to close to salmon fishing as Puget Sound coho runs fail to meet expectations.

The Puyallup, from mouth (11th Street Bridge) upstream to the mouth of the Carbon River, will be closed from Monday through Oct. 31.

The Carbon, from the mouth upstream to the mouth of Voights Creek, will be closed Monday through Nov. 30.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife, in a news release, said the coho run is low and the Voights Creek Hatchery has not collected enough fish to meet its egg-take goals.

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians has already closed indefinitely its commerical coho fishery.

So far four other Puget Sound fisheries have been or will be closed because the coho run has been so small.

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