Alarm sounded over poor B.C. sockeye return
Friday, November 06 2015 @ 08:29 AM EST
Contributed by: jkr
November 5th, 2015
By Staff: The Canadian Press
KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Environmentalists are sounding the alarm over poor sockeye salmon returns on one of British Columbia’s most iconic rivers.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada calls the return of sockeye on the Adams River, near Kamloops, B.C., one of “nature’s great spectacles.”
The government pamphlet published online says between 1.5- to two-million sockeye return every four year during dominant runs.
But Jim Cooperman of the Shuswap Environmental Action Society says only 3,000 sockeye returned this year,