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A mural displays a commercial salmon fishing boat in Morro Bay, California August 15, 2006. The commerce secretary, Carlos Gutierrez declared an economic disaster for commercial salmon fishermen and related businesses in Oregon and California due to fishing restrictions imposed earlier this year. The Small Business Administration has approved $200,000 in low interest loans in Oregon and California and more than 300 fishermen have applied for $1 million in direct aid offered by the state of Oregon. Corbis/Phil Klein .