Low salmon run expected on Yukon River again this year: DFO

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Low salmon run expected on Yukon River again this year: DFO Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | 12:26 PM ET CBC News

Yukoners and Alaskans who fish along the Yukon River should expect another critically low salmon run this year, federal fisheries officials warn.

Last year's salmon run on the river fell nearly 10,000 fish short of the target of 45,000 fish that should have reached their spawning grounds in the Yukon, despite unprecedented conservation measures set by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

"There was no commercial fishery, no domestic fishery, no sport fishery either. And we had a voluntary reduction in the First Nations fishery as well," Frank Quinn, the department's area manager for the Yukon, said Monday

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