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.
Pacific Wild recently completed an in-depth analysis of salmon enumeration data, compiled from the Pacific Salmon Foundation Salmon Explorer and DFO New Escapement Salmon Database. This research determined how many salmon spawning streams are monitored and counted on a yearly basis and identified voids in data collection.