Feds Claiming Salmon Disaster On West Coast

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Today in depressing news, federal officials are about to declare a disaster for commercial salmon fishing in California, Oregon and Washington.

Here’s more the Associated Press via Sacramento’s CBS affiliate:

The disaster determinations make salmon and sardine fisheries eligible for some portion of $20 million in NOAA Fisheries fishery disaster assistance. The Commerce Department is figuring out how to allocate that money to eligible fisheries.

Happy Wednesday.