Latest Chum salmon Stories
Newly published research co-authored by scientists at Simon Fraser University and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation shows juvenile coho salmon benefit from dining on the distant remains of their spawning pink and chum cousins.
Projected Harvest Demonstrates Ongoing Success of Responsible Fisheries Management, according to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB)
JUNEAU, Alaska, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska's summer salmon season kicks off today. From now through October, a projected 137 million wild Alaska salmon will be harvested by thousands of Alaska fishermen and women all over the state.
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TargetÂ® today announces that it has eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in Target stores nationwide.
A number of Alaskan rivers have been closed to king salmon fishing after considerable numbers of the fish failed to return to spawn.
Federal fisheries managers announced on Wednesday that California's commercial chinook salmon fishing season will be called off again after a record low number of fish returned to spawn last year.
Researchers have new evidence that as the density of salmon farms increases, they can drive nearby wild salmon runs to extinction. The problem is sea lice, a natural parasite that normally attaches to adult salmon with little ill effect.
By Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times Nov. 15--This is the height of the chum salmon fishing season, and more than 1.4 million fish are expected to flow into Puget Sound and Hood Canal.
The killer whales that chase salmon in this region's inland waters feed almost exclusively on chinook, to the extent that the orca population ebbs and flows right along with that of the West Coast's largest and longest-lived salmon, researchers said Tuesday.
Salmon farms help stock supermarkets but also breed parasitic sea lice that infect young wild salmon and could endanger other important ocean species such as herring, scientists said Tuesday.
Salmon is the common name for several species of fish of the Salmonidae family "“ although several other fishes in the family are called trout. Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn and modern research shows that usually at least 90% of the fish spawning in a stream were born...
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