Study attempts to explain low salmon numbers


The amount of mature sockeye salmon present in the waters of Southeast Alaska and other areas of the Pacific Northwest has been on a downward spiral recently according to a study published last week in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

The study states that the, “widespread decrease in productivity has important implications for management of salmon stocks and requires research into its potential causes to help determine future management strategies.”

Dr. Randall Peterman, a professor in fishery science and management at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia,...

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