Sockeye Salmon News
Sockeye decline linked to climate change
Food-poor ocean waters warmed by climate change likely played a significant role in the death of millions of sockeye salmon in British Columbia's Fraser River ahead of what was supposed to be a bumper year, says a scientific think-tank.
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Sea lice 'slow down' can kill sockeye salmon
Even non-fatal levels of sea lice can "slow down" sockeye salmon increasing their mortality rate, said a B.C. scientist. Conservation biologist Michael Price, who has spent years researching the number of lice on salmon off the B.C.
Fisheries Minister Gail Shea warned Fraser sockeye salmon in crisis
A First Nations leader says he's concerned federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea doesn't grasp the crisis situation facing Fraser River sockeye salmon.
Grand Chief Doug Kelly, who co-chairs the First Nations Fisheries Council, attended a meeting Friday wi
Biologists release salmon into Redfish Lake
About 450 adult sockeye salmon have been released into Redfish Lake in central Idaho as part of an attempt to restore migratory runs of the fish that has been teetering near extinction.
Altogether, federal, state and tribal officials hope to put about 1,
The mystery of B.C.'s disappearing sockeye
The Fraser River's sockeye salmon are in trouble. And when the salmon are in trouble, we're all in trouble.
The number of sockeye returning from the ocean to the Fraser River this year is one of the lowest in the past 50 and follows two year