Latest counts of returning Chinook, Coho and Steelhead during the time of the “Warm Water Blob” off the Pacific Northwest showed a disturbing drop-off in juvenile numbers. For Salmon, it was the lowest numbers in 20 years – very similar to counts of Steelhead.
Fishery observers say that while the “Blob” has subsided and cooler ocean temperatures have returned, it will still have a major effect on the number of harvestable fish in the next few years. And of course, the term “climate change” is on everyone’s mind.
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