It will have a bigger impact improving salmon numbers if there were less seals as they eat them year round. We only harvest adult salmon, and generally those with clipped adipose fins. Seals are non-selective and do more damage to the "wild" salmon population.
The full online addition can be read or purchased through the following site. BoxAurora, OR If you have the slightest interest in salmon or salmon fishing and how these are being threatened in the Northwest, run, don 't walk, to the nearest bookstore, buy or orderand read this book.
If you never knew before about bureaucratic junk science and how it is practiced, study this book, it is the perfect place to start.
Author Jim Buchal has produced a monumental contribution to the understanding of the myriad bureaucracies, bad science, bad law, bad media analyses and reporting of these of these issues.
His book is heavily referenced, an appealing feature to those wishing to verify his findings. Further Jim Buchal is not only a good environmental lawyer, but has a degree in physics as well. More than most advocates this has instilled in him a keen sense of scientific cause and effect, of differences between good and bad science, between good and bad statistics.
He knows how to ask the hard questions, which has not endeared him to the bureaucracies nor to the federal judiciaries. The general public has no inkling of these salmon problems, even though they pay for the billion-dollar waste. After nearly two decades the salmon have not benefited. Certainly the salmon issues are complex.
Instead, little has been produced except for larger bureaucracies, very questionable science, and threatened salmon runs. The overwhelming biases of the fisheries agencies are that the dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers are the sole cause of the declines of adult salmon returns.
It needs saying that these fish bureaucracies have never produced the defining document establishing this simple hypothesis. This is measurably untrue. Because there are much larger threats than dams to salmon both for young smolts and returning adults.
These larger threats are invariably downplayed, or excluded from meaningful scientific discourse. To exclude these salmon threats from scientific discourse or for public scrutiny is one aspect of junk science, and junk science will never save the salmon.
The unmentioned major threats to salmon include overfishing in the ocean, overfishing in the river systems, and a major explosion in predator populations. None of these are given adequate consideration in salmon life cycle problems.
Without considering these sources of salmon killing, the dams by default are blamed for these losses. And talk about limiting the debate, it is downplayed in fisheries reports and in the media, but there are many salmon runs in the NW, and nearly all of them are in trouble.
Only a small fraction of these go over ANY dam. No one seems interested in the problems of these other salmon runs. More information about the non-dam threats to these runs could be very instructive, but distracts from the argument that the dams cause all of the salmon problems.
They don't, and the fisheries agencies are not interested. The predator increases include squaw fish, walleye, young steelhead, mackerel, Caspian terns, cormorants, seals, Northern sea lions, California sea lions, to name a few.
The Caspian terns on one island man-made by the way in the Columbia River were estimated to consume between 6 million to 20 million salmon smolt annually. The seals and sea lion populations protected since the by the Marine Mammals Protection Act have increased fold from 6, toEach taking 15 to 25 lbs of fish per day, they are efficient salmon killers.
Fish bitten by sea lions do not survive very well going hundreds of miles upstream. Shad, whose population has increase substantially throughout this time, apparently are not salmon predators, but do compete seriously with salmon for food.
Interestingly, the shad population has increased even though they must traverse the dams as well.May 03, · Also, no clear evidence indicates the cormorants are the main cause of the bay's chinook salmon decline.
"Our collective opinion right now is, the factors affecting the fish population in Saginaw Bay are driven by things other than cormorants," said Fielder. "That's not to say cormorants aren't having some localized effect. We haven't ruled that out. The harvest is the second and final one of the season, which saw numbers dramatically lower than in previous years.
Chinook salmon were harvest this year, compared to 1, last year, while Coho salmon were taken this season after were taken last year. Welcome to the California Fisheries Blog. They are man-made. The EA says: “The fertilizer to be used for this experiment contains 1% ammonium nitrogen Chinook salmon fall run Chinook salmon population estimates from to for the Yuba River.
Figure 2. . StreamNet () reports the Bear Creek drainage as being used by spring Chinook for migration and rearing up to approximately RM 3. From that point up to just past Dobbin Creek, Chinook salmon use Bear Creek for spawning and rearing (StreamNet ).
diverted from streams for other uses, flows decrease, causing the remaining water to warm up and lose its normally high oxygen content -- factors often fatal to the young fish. The lack of trees along streams can also cause water temperature to warm up to unsuitable levels. Ocean conditions also play an important role in the survival of Coho salmon.
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