It monitors the number of wild salmon coming and going in the province, and this year the count was down across the board.having dropped an average of 25-30 per cent, reports The Pilot.
ASF pointed out that there is always some fluctuation in returns from year to year, and that there isn’t an obvious cause for alarm just yet. However, any trends will be carefully watched. Salmon aquaculture is being highlighted as a risk factor for wild salmon survival, alongside other factors such as higher water temperatures, ice conditions, intercepting fisheries either legal or illegal, recreational anglers, and predation, most of which tie in to sea survival.
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