Sockeye Struggling to Survive – Further Fishing Limits May Be Needed

A year that promised a near repeat of last year’s exceptional salmon returns has instead brought catastrophic losses to the Northwest. High river temperatures, caused by low snowpack and a lack of cold-water runoff combined with severe, prolonged hot weather, are punishing the returning fish, especially sockeye and sturgeon. River temperatures are 2 to 4 degrees higher than normal, and …

Richelle BeckSockeye Struggling to Survive – Further Fishing Limits May Be Needed