CDFW to Host Second Public Meeting on Klamath River Salmon Sport Fishery

Media Contacts:
Wade Sinnen, Senior Environmental Scientist, (707) 822-5119

Kyle Orr, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8958

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend an informational meeting Thursday, April 3 to review regulatory options for the 2014 fall Chinook Klamath River sport fishing seasons, areas closures and bag limits. Information used to formulate current fisheries management options will be discussed along with the 2013 Klamath fall Chinook run estimates. The department hosted a similar meeting in Eureka earlier this month.

The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Suite 100, Del Norte County Administrative Building, 981 H St., Crescent City.

The 2014 lower Klamath regulation options range from status quo to complete closure of the spit (mouth of the river). The public is encouraged to provide input to the California Fish and Game Commission on potential fishing season options.

Consideration of adoption of Klamath River fishing regulations is scheduled at the April 16 Fish and Game Commission meeting.