Business is brisk down at the Port of Ilwaco as sport fishermen flock to the area hoping to bag big fish.
The bloom stretches from the central California coast to north Washington and possibly Alaska.
Oyster and clam growers on Washington's southwest coast weren't ready for hostile public reaction to
The new policy takes effect immediately and replaces an interim policy released earlier this spring.
Domoic acid that has already shut down razor clam fisheries in both Oregon and Washington. Oregon Dungeness crab fisheries are still open.
Fish for free June 6, 7
All fishermen on the river — both sport and commercial — are limited to a certain percentage of wild salmon they are allowed to catch, handle or keep.
The all-depth fishery was scheduled to open again this Thursday, but preliminary estimates indicate that landings are nearing the quota and not enough remains for any additional open days.
Wildlife officers say the high value of caviar is driving poachers to inventive tactics.
The new limit will be in effect from Tongue Point upstream to the OR/WA border above McNary Dam.
The island is the biggest double-crested cormorant nesting site in North America, and some of the salmon are protected species.
Fishing rule change, restriction lifted
Fishers protest salmon-harvest cutback in bay
There is a potential of 500 gallons of diesel fuel aboard the vessel.
The Washington Department of Health closed all recreational shellfish harvesting in Willapa Bay May 15 after detecting rising levels of domoic acid.
The Oregon Senate has confirmed the appointment of two controversial appointees to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission despite opposition.