Here is an interesting article we recently found in the paper regarding the sockeye salmon.
VANCOUVER — A near record-low sockeye salmon run for Skeena River fisheries has cut off the catch in B.C., but conservation groups say Alaskan fishermen are not pulling in their nets, making the problem worse.
“This is probably one of the lowest (runs) we’ve seen in about 50 years,” said Mel Kotyk, North Coast area director for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Only 453,000 sockeye are expected to swim along the Skeena this year, Kotyk said, compared to approximately 2.4 million last year. The DFO has been forced to close all commercial and recreational fisheries for the area.
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