Sockeye salmon returns plunge in BC, as climate change mainly to blame | Vancouver Sun

Sockeye salmon returns plunge in BC, as climate change mainly to blame | Vancouver Sun

In one of the most dramatic shifts, the federal department has adjusted the number of returning Fraser River sockeye expected this year to slightly more than 600,000, down from an earlier projection of nearly five million.

Twelve out of 13 Fraser River chinook populations have been recommended for protection under the Species at Risk Act, while coho returns in Alaska and Skeena River sockeye returns also prompted significant fisheries closures.

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