Preserving Arctic Fisheries Before Harvesting Them [News]

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:54 in Earth & Climate

In the wake of dramatically dwindling populations of salmon and other fish, U.S. officials are grappling with ways to cut their losses--and stave off future damage. Overfishing and environmental damage have decimated ocean inhabitants--and climate change threatens to hurt them even more. Just this month, the Pacific Fishery Management Council in Portland, Ore., closed the coasts of California and Oregon to salmon fishing after observing an alarming drop in the species population there, which plummeted in just one river--the Sacramento-- from hundreds of thousands in the 1990s to just about 58,000 this past fall. [More]

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