Call of the wild: Coho salmon get ready to leave net pens for the ocean

About 442,000 coho salmon will be released from net pens near Tongue Point into the Columbia River Wednesday as part of the Clatsop County Fisheries Project select-area fishery program. The salmon, which came from the Oxbow Fish Hatchery in Cascade Locks, spent the last couple of weeks in the net pens while they smolt — a physical process which readies them to go to the ocean —and imprint the scent of the area so they can return for sport and commercial fishing. Read the rest here 14:40

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