New Study Finds Skeena Sockeye Diversity Has Declined by 70% Over the Last Century
SkeenaWild Conservation Trust Science Director and Simon Fraser University PhD candidate Michael Price outlines major declines in Skeena sockeye salmon diversity over the last century. The total number of wild sockeye returning to the Skeena River during the modern era is 69% lower than during the historical era; all wild populations have declined, several by more than 90%. However, enhancement of a single population has offset declines in wild populations such that aggregate abundances now are similar to historical levels.
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