News: Coho salmon prediction: More than twice 2018
By Bill Monroe | For The Oregonian/OregonLive
After a winter of difficult news about upcoming spring salmon predictions, biologists have published a Valentine’s Day treat for a change.
The Oregon Production Index — basically the annual prediction of coho salmon returns to both the coast and the Columbia River — is more than a million fish for the first time in several (many?) years.
Last year’s return wasn’t all that bad for anglers, but for comparison, the 2018 prediction of 349,000 came in at about 231,000.