A federal report released in March has outlined what caused the collapse of the Sacramento River Fall Chinook salmon stocks. In a nutshell, it’s pretty much everything I said in back in an article I wrote in 2008 (to see it click HERE).
Here are some interesting tidbits I found in the report:
•”A broad body of evidence suggests that anomalous conditions in the coastal ocean in 2005 and 2006 resulted in unusually poor survival of the 2004 and 2005 broods of Sacramento River Fall Chinook (SRFC). Both broods entered the ocean during periods of weak upwelling, warm sea surface temperatures, and low densities of prey items. Pelagic seabirds in this region with diets similar to juvenile Chinook salmon also experienced very poor reproduction in these
years.” Click here to read more…