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State Fish and Wildlife and the Pacific Salmon Fishery Management Commission adopted three ocean salmon fishing catch-quota alternatives Thursday in Vancouver that will guarantee summer time anglers many fun times off the coast from June and well into October.

“The early outlook is really good for chinook, and the same goes for coho although it is just overshadowed in comparison to the million we had return last year,” said Doug Milward, a state Fish and Wildlife coastal salmon manager.

The Columbia River coho forecast this year is 777,000 compared to 964,100 forecast last year and actual return of 1.24 million.

The preliminary Columbia River fall chinook forecast of 900,200 has potential to be the third largest on record since at least 1938, and larger than the last five-year average. Last year’s forecast was more than 1.6-million and saw an actual return of more than 1.15-milllion.

The high sport fishing quota alternative this summer is 64,000 chinook (60,000 last year and 51,500 in 2013) and 159,200 hatchery-marked coho (193,200 and 75,600). The middle alternative is 62,000 (58,000 and 41,500) and 134,400 (176,400 and 71,400); and the lower end alternative is 58,000 (47,500 and 30,000) and 117,600 (159,600 and 63,000).

In comparison, last year’s final adopted sport quota was 59,100 chinook and 184,800 hatchery coho.

Fisheries managers will adopt final seasons and catch quotas on April 11-16 in Rohnert Park, Calif.

HIGH ALTERNATIVE:

The selective fishery for hatchery chinook will be open daily off Ilwaco and Westport from May 30-June 12. La Push and Neah Bay will be open daily on May 15-16 and May 22-23 and May 30-June 12. Daily limit of two salmon, except anglers must release coho and wild chinook.

The traditional ocean salmon fishery for chinook and hatchery coho would open daily off Ilwaco and Westport from June 13-Sept. 30 with a daily limit of two salmon, but only one chinook may be retained. La Push would be open daily from June 13-Sept. 30 and Oct. 1-11 with a daily limit of two salmon, plus two pink salmon. Neah Bay would be open daily from June 13-Sept. 30 with a daily limit of two salmon, plus two pink salmon.

MIDDLE ALTERNATIVE:

The selective fishery for hatchery chinook will be open daily off Ilwaco and Westport from June 6-19 with a daily limit of two salmon, except anglers must release coho and wild chinook. La Push and Neah Bay will be open daily May 22-23 and June 6-19 with a daily limit of two salmon, except anglers must release coho and wild chinook.

The traditional ocean salmon fishery for chinook and hatchery coho would open daily at Ilwaco and Westport from June 20-Sept. 30 with a daily limit of two salmon, but only one chinook may be retained. La Push would be open daily from June 20-Sept. 20 and Sept. 27-Oct. 11 with a daily limit of two salmon, plus two pink salmon. Neah Bay would be open daily from June 20-Sept. 30 with a daily limit of two salmon, plus two pink salmon.

LOW ALTERNATIVE:

The selective fishery for hatchery chinook will be open daily off Ilwaco, Westport, La Push and Neah Bay from June 13-26 with a daily limit of two salmon, except anglers must release coho and wild chinook.

The traditional ocean salmon fishery for chinook and hatchery coho would open daily off Ilwaco from June 27-Sept. 30 with a daily limit of two salmon, but only one chinook may be retained. Westport would be open daily from June 27-Sept. 20 with a daily limit of two salmon, but only one chinook may be retained. La Push would be open daily from June 27-Sept. 20 and Sept. 27-Oct. 11 with a daily limit of two salmon, plus two pink salmon. Neah Bay would be open daily from June 27-Sept. 20 with a daily limit of two salmon, plus two pink salmon.