Chinook salmon fishing banned in Yukon as stocks plunge

For years the Yukon chinook salmon run has been on the decline. But fishers and experts are calling this years run the worst one yet.

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For years the Yukon chinook salmon run has been on the decline. But fishers and experts are calling this years run the worst one yet.

As a result, drastic measures are being taken including a full ban on chinook fishing in the U.S. and Canada.

APTN’s Shirley McLean reports.

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