Western salmon fisheries in trouble

Facing a stock collapse unprecedented in 40 years, the government is saying it's probably going to have to close West Coast salmon fisheries from Oregon to Mexico (Washington and Alaska are still OK, apparently), reports today's New York Times. No one cause can be pinpointed; both human and natural factors are at play, says the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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