| Sportfishers display their catch on the boat docks at Warrenton across Youngs Bay from Astoria in Clatsop County. August 1971.
Supplies of catchable salmon grow and shrink depending on many factors: feed available, commercial & sport harvest, access to & condition of spawning grounds and more.
Fisheries management has become increasingly aware of the importance of maintaining the 'wild' gene pool to produce strong, healthy fish.
source: Oregon State Archives, Oregon Highway Division, ID: OHD8031