SAV­ING THE KING OF THE SEA

Canadian Wildlife - - OUTDOORS -

The Chi­nook or King Salmon swims al­most 3,000 kilo­me­tres from the Ber­ing Sea to the Yukon, scal­ing the long­est wooden fish lad­der in the world at White­horse be­fore reach­ing its spawn­ing grounds. His­toric re­ports in­di­cate that about

10,000 salmon were har­vested an­nu­ally up­stream of White­horse, but over the past few decades the re­turn has seen dra­matic de­cline with only about 1,200 pass­ing through the White­horse Dam. In col­lab­o­ra­tion with First Na­tions, in­dus­try and other lo­cal part­ners, we are sci­en­tif­i­cally as­sess­ing pos­si­ble pop­u­la­tion stres­sors to guide fu­ture con­ver­sa­tion and re­cov­ery ef­forts.

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