The Canadian Press

1998-06-29 | Salmon-War

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After five years of wrangling, Canada reached an agreement in principal with Washington state to conserve threatened Pacific salmon stocks. Washington state agreed to reduce its catch of coho bound for the Thompson River in southern BC by 22 per cent in 1998. In exchange, Canada promised to protect Puget Sound chinook. Federal Fisheries Minister David Anderson said Canada had not capitulated to the Americans.

Date: 1998-06-29
Placeline: Seattle, WA, USA
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we don't get a deal this year they fished well that's who we give up we may be giving up sixty percent of the Fraser river sockeye to Americans we may see severe damage to the RTC work run we may see severe damage to the early summer run and we may see severe damage to call over the previous system back to where we would in fact that's what's there we are not giving up >>

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