What’s Causing BC’s Disappointingly Low Salmon Returns?

Greg Taylor with Watershed Watch's Salmon Society on the Pacific Coast cast nets to investigate why the slamon are slow to return

Pacific Ocean temperatures in 2015 were much warmer than average, attracting competitors and predators from southern waters, and reducing the quantity and quality of prey for salmon. Making matters worse, BC’s wild salmon are now forced to share their diminished food supply with record numbers of salmon released from hatcheries in Alaska, Russia and Japan. The losers in all this are the salmon and the people who depend on fishing them for a job, food or sport.

Hear Lawrence’s Insights shared on the issue this week on Live in Studio 5 across Canada.

Greg Taylor, Senior Fisheries Adviser with Watershed Watch’s Salmon Society, provides a regional breakdown of the 2017 wild salmon returns along Canada’s Pacific coast, and shares his findings and conclusions.
Greg Taylor Senior Fisheries Advisor

Listen to Episode E153 of Blue Fish Radio “2017 Wild Pacific Salmon Returns Raise Concern” featuring an interview with Greg Taylor on the different causes behind BC’s low salmon returns in 2017.

Read Greg’s detailed report: https://www.watershed-watch.org/2017/08/mid-season-bc-salmon-update/