Washington State May Expand Selective Fishing Program

Selective fishing -- keeping hatchery salmon but releasing wild ones -- has captured the hearts and minds of anglers and salmon managers alike.

The program may be further expanded this year for chinook salmon in some areas, including the Pacific Ocean and Skokomish River in Hood Canal, according to officials with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Salmon managers briefed commercial and sport fishers in a meeting Tuesday, the kickoff for annual negotiations over how many salmon will be caught and by whom.

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