Tough Time For Oregon Tuna Fishermen As Albacore Catch Dwindles Along The Coast
by Luke Whittaker, The Daily Astorian
Posted: 2017-09-14 15:43:47 EST

WEST COAST — Ask any fishermen, processor, buyer and they will say the same thing: It’s been an abysmal season for albacore tuna. Commercial tuna fishermen are going out further and stay out longer. Recreational tuna charters have been warning customers of the spotty fishing and suggesting salmon trips instead.

In past years the albacore fishing came easier, when fish were nearer to shore schooled in numbers, but neither has been the case for the 2017 season.

Fishing longer, going further: Tuna fishermen gut punched by slow season

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