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Salmon Placed on Endangered List

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Northern California´s struggling coho salmon population has been placed on the state´s “endangered” list.

The state Fish and Game Commission voted to place coho, or silver, salmon from San Francisco north to Punta Gorda in Humboldt County on the list.

Coho from Punta Gorda north to the Oregon border will be designated as “threatened.”

Environmentalists who pushed for the listing hailed the vote, which now mandates that loggers, farmers and other developers seek special permits before embarking on projects that might harm the once-abundant fish.