Port Angeles: Salmon carcasses float ashore in harbor

PORT ANGELES — Dozens and perhaps hundreds of salmon carcasses floated to shore in Port Angeles Harbor on Saturday afternoon.

Many of the fish carcasses, identified by witnesses as chum and chinook salmon, washed up near City Pier beginning around 2:30 p.m.

The salmon appeared to be freezer burned, and many were in pieces as they floated toward shore.

Seagulls feasted on the carcasses floating in deeper water.

“It’s really too early to tell where they came from,” state Department of Fish and Wildlife officer Mac Peterson said Saturday night. “But it appears they may have been off a fishing vessel or something to that effect. We’ll have to check into Monday.”


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