Salmon season to begins Saturday in California

April 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Saturday is the first normal salmon sport-fishing season in four years begins off the California coast.

Both commercial and recreational salmon fishing have been closed or drastically reduced in the past three years because of a steep decline in the fall Chinook population.

On Thursday, the U.S. Small Business Administration declared last year's salmon season a disaster, and that allows local businesses that suffered financial losses to get low interest loans that can be used to help pay off debts.