Mystery of British Columbian Sockeye Salmon Run

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Mystery of British Columbian Sockeye Salmon Run


Aug 30, 2010 Rupert Taylor

Sockeye: sometimes Called the Money Fish. - cacophony


After years of catastrophic decline the sockeye salmon run up the Fraser River in August 2010 has hit record numbers and surprised everyone. 

The headline in the Vancouver Sun (August 25, 2010) says it all: “Fishermen ‘excited’ for Largest Sockeye Salmon Run in nearly a Century.”

The Pacific Salmon Commission estimates the 2010 season will see 30 million sockeye salmon returning to spawning grounds; that’s 20 times more than arrived in 2009.


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