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wildmanyeah

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Pacific coast's warm waters having impact on salmon numbers
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:21:16 AM »

Not good news at all

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/pacific-coasts-warm-waters-having-impact-on-salmon-numbers

"Researchers with NOAA Fisheries and Oregon State University Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies have been surveying off the Pacific Northwest for 20 years to study juvenile salmon survival.

In June, they caught record numbers of warm-water fish such as Pacific pompano and jack mackerel, a potential salmon predator. But the catch of juvenile coho and Chinook salmon during the June survey — which has been tied to adult returns — was among the three lowest in 20 years.

Burke and other scientists warned in a memo to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries administrators last month that poor ocean conditions may mean poor salmon returns to the Columbia River system over the next few years.

“There was hardly any salmon out there,” Burke said. “Something is eating them and we don’t know what and we don’t know precisely where,” he added."
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Re: Pacific coast's warm waters having impact on salmon numbers
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 12:37:51 PM »

What, it's not fish farms or FN causing the declines???

Seriously, I'm glad this issue is finally getting media coverage.
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wildmanyeah

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Re: Pacific coast's warm waters having impact on salmon numbers
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 02:02:44 PM »

What, it's not fish farms or FN causing the declines???


Lol that why i posted it over here, only the enlightened read this forum 
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