Monday, August 31, 2009

Wild Atlantic salmon found in New York Salmon River for first time in more than a century

More From Midcurrent

Here's one for the optimists. A shift in balance toward native prey species as a food source may make it possible for wild salmon to populate the Salmon river for the first time in over 100 years. Invasive alewives -- which destroy a key chemical in Atlantic salmon -- have been on the decline. "This is the first time in more than a century that salmon produced naturally in the wild have been found in what was once New York's premier salmon stream. Forty-one wild Atlantic salmon were collected in June and July. All of the salmon were under one year old and ranged in length from about 2 - 2.5 inches." David Figura on

Story Link Again

Bookmark and Share

No comments: