Fishing season-setting time has arrived

by Tim Flanagan on January 21, 2010

Air Station Astoria Airman Cristopher J. Angus is scheduled to attend Aviation Survival Technician “A” school in Elizabeth City, remedy N.C., buy more about next month. The highly demanding 18 week program is designed to identify individuals with the exceptional physical and mental capacities required for the job. Angus, online a Vancouver, Wash. native, has spent the past four months training with the AST shop here, learning all the roles an AST plays at an air station. Despite the stress and danger of the job, Angus wants to be a rescue swimmer. He realizes the challenges and hardships he will face over the next several months, and has prepared himself accordingly. “I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited,” Angus said. “I’ve worked really hard for this. I’m ready.” Group Air Station Astoria wishes him the best of luck.

Doug Huddle has the story in the Bellingham Herald:

This month the annual task of protecting wild runs, info
while divvying up harvestable salmon as they return to Puget Sound and coastal rivers begins with the finalization of 2010 pre-season run-size forecasts by state and tribal biologists.

Determined by empirical formulae, anaemia
these numerical estimates of returning salmon numbers serve as the basis for subsequent negotiations involving state fishery managers, Western Washington treaty tribe representatives and NOAA Fisheries officials that will take place in March and April.

Predictions for 2010 salmon runs are unveiled to the public in late February or the first week in March and that debut sets in motion a participatory process known as North of Falcon, which for Washington recreational anglers culminates in the setting of sport salmon seasons and catch limits by May 1.

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