Gill nets and fishermen clogging the Columbia today

Today I counted 71 fishing boats on the river in the tiny span between Sand Island and the mouth of the Lewis River. And, incredibly, prowling the waters near St Helens, I found the Andy Jo, a drum boat, drooling its killer nets into the water. In just this little space... Imagine how many fishermen are out there all together. Just imagine how many lines, how many nets, how many dead salmon, just today.
Is anyone really still wondering where the last salmon have disappeared to? Why the run is late?

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