Most recent Fraser River sockeye reports predict that the 2020 run will provide the lowest returns on record. With the other four species inextricably linked to sockeye, this does not bode well for the continued state of B.C. salmon. Outside of the lower mainland, other species on the central and north coasts are experiencing sharp declines. Below are some recent news headlines about the health of salmon in British Columbia.
Some B.C. salmon runs face ‘meaningful chance of extinction’ after landslide, despite rescue mission
November 29, 2019
Sockeye salmon stocks are crashing. Long-lost notebooks saw it coming
November 13, 2019
Southern resident killer whales look underfed; researchers tracking chinook salmon to find out why
June 25, 2019