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Coho salmon caught in Lower Columbia must be released under new fishing rule
A new rule issued Thursday specifically states that anglers must release any coho caught in waters currently open to salmon fishing from the Astoria Bridge to a point nearly 300 miles upstream on the Columbia River.

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The new policy takes effect immediately and replaces an interim policy released earlier this spring.