Hundreds Of Millions Of Salmon Feared Dead On US West Coast

Millions of salmon feared dead on US west coast

Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon are missing, presumed dead, along the US west coast amid fears that ocean life are dying in “stunning numbers” following the Fukushima disaster in Japan. 

According to The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, preliminary data from the Sacramento River indicates that salmon runs have dropped to record low levels.

Enenews.com reports:

The Oregonian: Worst Klamath chinook run on record forecast — The worst run forecast on record for the Klamath River’s chinook salmon could close all salmon fishing along most of the Oregon Coast this summer…

Mendocino Beacon: Returns of spawning Klamath River fall Chinook are projected to be the lowest on record in 2017… “The salmon runs this year will present a challenge for ocean fishermen and managers throughout the West Coast,” said Executive Director Chuck Tracy… “the low forecast for Klamath River fall Chinook is unprecedented”… “This year will be an exceptionally difficult year for ocean salmon fisheries, especially in Oregon and California”… said Council Chair Herb Pollard.

Juneau Empire: Spring king fishing canceled by emergency order… the Juneau area will be closed for king salmon fishing… biologists expect a second-straight year of record-low king salmon returns on the Taku River. “We’ve been in a period of low productivity, not just on the Taku, but on several rivers up and down the coast,” Juneau Area Management Biologist Daniel Teske said… Nobody knows exactly why Southeast king salmon are struggling, but biologists do know where the fish are being affected: in the ocean… The increased die-off must be happening in a marine environment, Teske said, otherwise numbers on the four rivers wouldn’t fall at the same time…

Undercurrent News: Japanese salmon fisheries in historic collapse — Landings in Hokkaido, Japan are the lowest in nearly three decades, reports the blog RussGeorge.net. The volume of salmon caught at main fishing ports, including Hokkaido, plunged 30-40% in 2016 from the previous year. The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years. The collapse has been confidently attributed to the starvation of four-year-old Chum salmon…

Russ George: Japanese Salmon Fisheries in Historic Collapse… News from Japan is terrible for NW Pacific fish… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check and indeed is worsening every year… Given the shortfall of fish and the scrawny condition of the fish that were caught all evidence points to a cataclysmic collapse of ocean pasture primary productivity and fish starving at sea… Across the Pacific ocean salmon pastures have failed…

Minato-Tsukiji: Japan chum salmon landings the worst in 24 years — This year’s chum catch in Japan is very poor, with declines in landings not only in the Hokkaido region but also in Honshu… Also, chum sizes are also getting smaller…

Russ George: Hundreds of Millions of Pacific Salmon Missing and Presumed Dead — Across 10,000 miles of North Pacific ocean pasture declarations from Japan and the USA are reporting a cataclysmic collapse of Pacific Salmon. The fish are tragically starving at sea as the plankton pastures have turned into clear blue lifeless deserts… Collapse of North Pacific ocean fish pastures has resulted in near total collapse of Pacific Salmon… It’s not just Pacific salmon that are dying in the North Pacific all forms of ocean life are being reported dead and dying [in] stunning numbers…

Hokkaido Shimbun: Salmon landings in Hokkaido in 2016 are the lowest in three decades — The number of salmon caught in Hokkaido in 2016 plunged 29.4% from the previous year… The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check…

Minato-Tsukiji: The harvest in Hokkaido was the worst in 24 years… Beginning with the Sanriku area, landings all over Honshu were below those of the previous year… The number of returning four-year-olds, which are regarded as the main shoal, was a record low…

  • Ron Wheeler

    Fukushima disaster is an international concern of mankind and should involve all which can bring a solution. But the industry is hiding the impact of the fallout and is also hiding the continuous degradation of of Fukushima.

    • Bob Graham

      Yes, they are Mr. Ron.

  • HuskyKMA

    There are not and never have been “hundreds of millions of salmon” on the Pacific Coast. More #FakeNews!

    • Dave Primrose

      Nonsense …The size of one river’s sockeye run…the Fraser…in June of 2014:

      The overall run is estimated at 20.7 million fish but a final number
      can’t be calculated yet because of uncertainty about the number of
      sockeye holding in salt water just off the river’s mouth. – Globe and Mail

      The Fraser is only one of many rivers that support Pacific salmon. The Sockeye is only one of a number of salmon species.

      Try to pause and research before you hit the #FakeNews button…. its beginning to wear a little thin.

    • AllieBaba2006

      you are absolutely right, this is fake news. They did the same thing days before “free fishing/crabbing day” in Oregon. Shut down crabbing because they claimed to have found slightly elevated toxin levels in one crab somewhere. They’re liars.

    • CharlieSeattle

      Ig’nate moron. Go back to the cartoon channel.

  • Robert DeSantis

    What I get from this , is besides the fish die off , That the japanese fish OUR salmon . Salmon whos stocks are managed by FEDERAL fish hatcheries paid for with U.S. tax money , and japan gets to freely fish them ?

    • Brandon Fouts

      People fish Salmon in their own waters.
      Salmon spon up rivers (lay eggs up rivers, later go to oceans to mature, then return to lay eggs)
      Salmon used to be the world over. Almost every river had them. Not so much any more.
      wikipedia would help you learn about Salmon.

      • Truth

        spawn

      • Paul Stevenson

        they do spawn in rivers but wild caught salmon sold in the market is almost always taken from the sea and the bay with nets

    • Zac Spear

      Same problem we have here on the east coast! In Maine the North Atlantic shrimp seton has been shut down for goin on its fifth year due to “dwindling” stock. Same with almost all ground fish such as cod, halibut, Atlantic salmon, haddock and so on. Meanwhile the Canadians and fishing boats from Iceland are just a few miles off our shore in international waters, almost completely unregulated, catching the same stocks and same species we would otherwise be catching!

      • Kenneth Paul

        Go into international waters also.

    • Bob Graham

      And the Russians before them. So much for a 200 mile limit eh? THAT is where our fish have gone in times past. So lets rip out power generating dams that have never caused fish run problems……. We learned all of this in the first quarter as Fisheries majors…..

  • madisontruth

    specious source

  • Galand

    Fukishima is a horrible disaster and we do not know the extent of the damage it has created yet. I would think that the Klamath River Salmon decrease is more of a situation caused by years of drought in that area. Time will tell!

  • Wright Thinker

    Or it could be spawning salmon…

  • Liberalism is Hedonism

    Feared dead on the coast? Are they dead or are they not dead/? If so why ? Fukushima is without a doubt the largest unreported disaster in history. Whether it is responsible for this or not really is not the problem that will belong to all the earth in time.

    • AllieBaba2006

      They are not dead. It’s just more fear mongering to deny us access to resources we own.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Orrie461 Orrie Froloff

    Read the Holy Bible. It is all in there!

    • Emilio Dumphque

      Except any scrap of scientific evidence for your theoretical “soul”

    • jellyphish702

      GTFO you fucking moron!

      • http://www.facebook.com/Orrie461 Orrie Froloff

        Foul mouthed jerk!

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  • Kenneth Paul

    Thank yo fuck you shima die achi for contaminating the world. A extinction level event.

    • Kelli Owen

      USA uses nuclear energy here as well and this disaster could and probably will happen here just the same.

      • AllieBaba2006

        This isn’t a disaster. It’s complete fabrication.

  • laurelladesborough

    And what exactly are our scientific experts in Japan and the US doing about the Fukushima problem? I haven’t seen ANYTHING in the news indicating that anyone is taking action to STOP the leaking of the radiation…this is going to kill a lot of our planet, wildlife and people. Note, the cormorants didn’t kill off the fish…(USFWS Wildlife Services want to kill the cormorants to save fish).

  • Drago Black

    but let’s not blame it on the toxic dumping and fracking is doing which is what is really killing the fish, and instead blame it on a disaster in another country thousands of miles away, with a problem of radioactive energy dispersal(not matter dispersal) that becomes harmless by the time it reaches halfway to our shores.

    • Les

      Fracking is killing salmon, what have you been smoking?

  • AllieBaba2006

    Fake news. “Predicted” “Forecasted” “Feared”. No actual evidence it’s happening or will happen. The usfws pigs do this every fishing season to justify further restrict access to our PUBLIC waters and lands.

  • Cathy Dee

    OMG and Trump is in the headlines as a dead fish but THIS is a bit more important if we have to use a radiation detector at the grocery store to see if the fish are contaminated…………….

  • Anuenki

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  • Shirley Nanos

    They have already proposed that Fukushima could be a disaster eliminating all life forms on earth. But…the wealthy could be storing lots of supplies in bunkers in hopes to ride out the 100 years…doubt that can be done, but bet they are trying. Even possibly trying another planet…

  • Bob Horning

    This is BS fake news, so don’t worry. the photo above is after the salmon have spawned, yed this group is using it to create fear. The issue in the ocean that is hurting salmon is not radiation, but what the climatologists call the “blob” a very large body of warm water in the northern pacific. This warm water stops the cold water from upwelling from the depths, and cold water carry rich nutrients, which feed the phytoplankton which feeds the bigger fish. This happens during strong el nino years, yet this fake news group is just trying to scare folks. Crap news, as always from them.

  • Susan Gawarecki

    Radiation from Fukushima couldn’t possibly have affected the salmon. This is scare-mongering with no basis in science.

  • Colin Spencer

    HELE coal fired power stations are the answer. No more renewables or nuclear.

  • Janice Nunley Erickson

    Fake news maybe but only the numbers I would imagine as the Pacific Ocean is dying and or dead already from radiation from Japan. ANYONE with a brain could figure that one out. Anyone who eats from the Pacific Ocean is eating radioactive seafood

  • GnomeCoach

    This is from a news agitator source that fails to check on the accuracy of the articles they post and tends to appeal to those who prefer sensational fear mongering articles that often suggest that conspiracies are behind what is happening. This article provided no solid links between the the claimed fish kills on the west coast and the radiation leaking from the Fukushima triple reactor meltdown fiasco. It distracts attention away from global warming as a cause and such articles set up the activist community to look like fools under the guise that they are fighting the good fight. The Snopes websites contains a long list similar articles that attribute all kinds of damage claims to the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident. Most readers and sharers of articles like this never bother to do any critical analysis of them.