After all the finger pointing over the few years regarding the Sockeye Salmon species. It comes down to the ol might guy in the sky. It’s an all natrual event or crisis.
[quote]Sockeye hit by warm water
By Leanne Ritchie
The Daily News
August 16, 2005
Warmer waters are believed to be behind the lower return rates of sockeye salmon to both the Skeena and Nass rivers this year, say Fisheries and Oceans scientists.
Sockeye runs on the West Coast â€” including Washington Lake, the Fraser, Skeena, and Nass Rivers â€” are all coming in at lower than anticipated numbers to some degree… [/quote]
But from my research, the Nass River stats are way up and normal. So the fish are going to a more suitable climate.