Scientists call for more cautious salmon harvest

Mark Hume
December 10, 2009
The Globe and Mail

A brainstorming session by some of the West Coast's leading salmon experts has pointed to ocean conditions in the Strait of Georgia and the possible impact of fish farms as the most likely causes of a collapse of Fraser River sockeye stocks.

But the two-day think tank, organized by Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, concluded Wednesday that the government needs to do more research to solve the puzzle.

Read the full stoy in The Globe and Mail

Related stories: 

  • Global TV; December 11, 2009; "Missing Salmon Mystery" 
  • The Maple Ridge Times; December 11, 2009; "Scientists don't want to wait for fish inquiry"
  • South Delta Leader; December 10, 2009; "Fish farms, climate eyed in salmon collapse
  • The National Post; December 9, 2009; "Problems in Strait of Georgia likely cause salmon collapse"


Read background stories on the collapse of the Fraser River sockeye

Posted December 11th, 2009