What’s causing the Taku king salmon’s decline? – Low Return Forecast Prompts King Salmon Emergency Order

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“No elephant in this room then.

What’s causing the Taku king salmon’s decline?

Low Return Forecast Prompts King Salmon Emergency Order

Projections indicate state salmon fisheries will again be tempered by low coho runs

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An Inside Look Into the Fish Industry Reveals Disturbing Facts That Could Threaten Your Health

An Inside Look Into the Fish Industry Reveals Disturbing Facts That Could Threaten Your Health:

By Dr. Mercola

Nicolas Daniel’s documentary “Fillet-Oh-Fish” takes a critical look at the fish industry, featuring exclusive footage from fish farms and factories across the globe. Many still have a rather romanticized view of fishing, but when it comes to large-scale food production, the picture is actually rather grim.

Today’s fisheries are faced with a range of severe problems, from overfishing to chemical pollution and genetic mutation from toxic exposures. As noted by the producers of the film, “through intensive farming and global pollution, the flesh of the fish we eat has turned into a deadly chemical cocktail.”1

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Report: Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead — Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast — Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death — All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific

Report: Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead — Gov’t issues emergency order along US West Coast — Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death — All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific:

South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Mar 16, 2017 (emphasis added): The low salmon run size for the Yuba River appears to be part of another regional salmon collapse. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife point to preliminary data from the Sacramento River that indicates salmon runs have also dropped to record low levels. According to Dan Bacher’s reporting, last year’s salmon run on the Klamath River was a 38-year low… Gary Reedy, SYRCL’s consulting salmon expert reports that “A new crash for the Central Valley Chinook salmon is not unexpected.”…

The Oregonian, Mar 15, 2017: Worst Klamath chinook run on record forecast — The worst run forecast on record for the Klamath River’s chinook salmon could close all salmon fishing along most of the Oregon Coast this summer…

Mendocino Beacon, Mar 16, 2017: Returns of spawning Klamath River fall Chinook are projected to be the lowest on record in 2017… “The salmon runs this year will present a challenge for ocean fishermen and managers throughout the West Coast,” said Executive Director Chuck Tracy… “the low forecast for Klamath River fall Chinook is unprecedented”… “This year will be an exceptionally difficult year for ocean salmon fisheries, especially in Oregon and California”… said Council Chair Herb Pollard.

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Salmon Tests Positive for Cocktail of 80 Drugs, Including Cocaine and Prozac

Salmon Tests Positive for Cocktail of 80 Drugs, Including Cocaine and Prozac:

In a major waterway in Seattle, Chinook salmon has tested positive to a cocktail of 81 different drugs including cocaine and anti-depressants.

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Alaska Salmon Forecast Predicts A 40% Dip In Catch This Summer

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“Move along now, nothing to see here.

Can you believe this excuse? The harvest increased every year up until two years after Fukushima, or was it Fukusalmon.”


Alaska salmon forecast predicts a 40% dip in catch this summer:

Alaska’s 2016 salmon harvest will be down by 40 percent of last year’s catch if the fish show up as predicted. But hints of good news can be found around the edges of that discouraging forecast.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is calling for a total catch of 161 million this summer; the 2015 harvest topped 268 million fish.

The shortfall stems from a big pink salmon fall off due largely to the species’ two-year cycle in which odd-numbered years see the biggest returns. The humpy forecast of 90 million represents a drop of 100 million fish from last summer.

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The FDA Just Got Slapped with a Lawsuit for Approving Genetically-Engineered Salmon

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The FDA Just Got Slapped with a Lawsuit for Approving Genetically-Engineered Salmon:

Washington D.C. — Controversy over genetically-engineered salmon intensified Thursday, as a “broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations” filed a lawsuit against the FDA over safety and environmental concerns surrounding its approval of the fish.

Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety, and the Center for Biological Diversity are joined by a number of other organizations in the lawsuit coalition, which issued a statement on the litigation:

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Salmon Tests Positive for Cocktail of 80 Drugs, Including Cocaine and Prozac

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Salmon Tests Positive for Cocktail of 80 Drugs, Including Cocaine and Prozac:

Pharmaceutical Drugs Taken by Humans Are Found in Fish

In a major waterway in Seattle, Chinook salmon has tested positive to a cocktail of 81 different drugs including cocaine and anti-depressants.

Scientists suspect that the fish are tainted by contaminated water from a nearby sewage plant.

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