What happened to all those sockeye and pink salmon that were supposed to return to the Fraser River, BC, Canada?
Millions of salmon have mysteriously disappeared from the Fraser River run. And that frightens scientists… Where have they gone? Nobody knows.
[…] Up to now, only about two million sockeye returned, far short of the more than six million predicted in preseason forecasts. Even more dramatic was the collapse of the pink salmon on the Fraser, with only about five million fish showing up when more than 14 million had been forecast.[…]
And again, the federal government doesn’t want to speak about the troubling salmon run.
So what happened to all those sockeye and pink salmon that were supposed to return to the Fraser River?
Some scientist believe that some stocks are in serious trouble. The forecasts showed a strong run of pink salmon, but then, in the middle of the run, the fish just stopped arriving. WITHIN TWO DAYS!
Millions of fish that should have been coming in the second half of the run just didn’t materialize. They have disappeared mysteriously, without explanations.
Mass die-off? Fukushima radiation? Pollution? Where have these salmons suddenly disappeared. There are probably more needs to be done to protect salmon and their habitat.
Read more: Millions of B.C. salmon mysteriously ‘just disappear’ in troubling year – Globe and Mail and Late sockeye numbers ‘disturbingly low,’ monitoring group says – Vancouver Sun