http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2017/03/collapse-of-pacific-salmon-run.html Collapse of Pacific Salmon run SUBHEAD: The meltdown of three Fukushima nuclear power plants continue to reverberate across the Pacific Ocean. By Admin on 19 March 2017 for ENEnews – (http://enenews.com/report-hundreds-of-millions-of-pacific-salmon-missing-presumed-dead-govt-issues-emergency-order-along-us-west-coast-japan-suffering-historic-collapse-fish-starving-to-death-all-forms-of) Image above: Mouth of the Klamath River near Klamath, California. From (http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/worst-klamath-chinook-run-on-record-forecast/article_dcbaf22f-f694-5bee-9c76-c7a7c1ea2647.html). [IB Publisher’s note: Certainly global warming, and other factors like tsunami debris, plastic gyres, military operations, over fishing and other factors are contributing to ocean die-off – we believe that the lack of any mitigation of Fukushima radiation entering the Pacific stands in the way of possible recovery of ocean life. The collapse of northern Pacific Ocean salmon population continues. We recommend not eating fish that has spent time in radioactive waters. See Ea O Ka Aina: Hawaii Seafood Guide. That would include all salmon caught off the west coast of the United States.] Report: Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon missing, presumed dead — Government issues emergency order along US West Coast — Japan suffering historic collapse, fish starving to death — All forms of ocean life dying in stunning numbers across Pacific. South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Mar 16, 2017 The low salmon run size for the Yuba River appears to be part of another regional salmon collapse. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife point to preliminary data from the Sacramento River that indicates salmon runs have also dropped to record low levels. According to Dan Bacher’s reporting, last year’s salmon run on the Klamath River was a 38-year low… Gary Reedy, SYRCL’s consulting salmon expert reports that “A new crash for the Central Valley Chinook salmon is not unexpected.”… Mendocino Beacon, Mar 16, 2017: Returns of spawning Klamath River fall Chinook are projected to be the lowest on record in 2017… “The salmon runs this year will present a challenge for ocean fishermen and managers throughout the West Coast,” said Executive Director Chuck Tracy… “the low forecast for Klamath River fall Chinook is unprecedented”… “This year will be an exceptionally difficult year for ocean salmon fisheries, especially in Oregon and California”… said Council Chair Herb Pollard. The Oregonian, Mar 15, 2017: The worst run forecast on record for the Klamath River’s chinook salmon could close all salmon fishing along most of the Oregon Coast this summer… Juneau Empire, Mar 6, 2017: Spring king fishing canceled by emergency order… the Juneau area will be closed for king salmon fishing… biologists expect a second-straight year of record-low king salmon returns on the Taku River. “We’ve been in a period of low productivity, not just on the Taku, but on several rivers up and down the coast,” Juneau Area Management Biologist Daniel Teske said… Nobody knows exactly why Southeast king salmon are struggling, but biologists do know where the fish are being affected: in the ocean… The increased die-off must be happening in a marine environment, Teske said, otherwise numbers on the four rivers wouldn’t fall at the same time… Minato-Tsukiji, Mar 3, 2017: The harvest in Hokkaido was the worst in 24 years… Beginning with the Sanriku area, landings all over Honshu were below those of the previous year… The number of returning four-year-olds, which are regarded as the main shoal, was a record low… Russ George, Feb 3, 2017: Hundreds of Millions of Pacific Salmon Missing and Presumed Dead — Across 10,000 miles of North Pacific ocean pasture declarations from Japan and the USA are reporting a cataclysmic collapse of Pacific Salmon. The fish are tragically starving at sea as the plankton pastures have turned into clear blue lifeless deserts… Collapse of North Pacific ocean fish pastures has resulted in near total collapse of Pacific Salmon… It’s not just Pacific salmon that are dying in the North Pacific all forms of ocean life are being reported dead and dying [in] stunning numbers… Undercurrent News, Feb 1 , 2017: Japanese salmon fisheries in historic collapse — Landings in Hokkaido, Japan are the lowest in nearly three decades, reports the blog RussGeorge.net. The volume of salmon caught at main fishing ports, including Hokkaido, plunged 30-40% in 2016 from the previous year. The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years. The collapse has been confidently attributed to the starvation of four-year-old Chum salmon… Hokkaido Shimbun, Jan 31, 2017: Salmon landings in Hokkaido in 2016 are the lowest in three decades — The number of salmon caught in Hokkaido in 2016 plunged 29.4% from the previous year… The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check… Russ George, Jan 31, 2017: News from Japan is terrible for NW Pacific fish… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check and indeed is worsening every year… Given the shortfall of fish and the scrawny condition of the fish that were caught all evidence points to a cataclysmic collapse of ocean pasture primary productivity and fish starving at sea… Across the Pacific ocean salmon pastures have failed… See also: Ea O Ka Aina: Fukushima worse than ever 2/5/17 Ea O Ka Aina: Fukushima cleanup cost to double 12/9/16 Ea O Ka Aina: Tokyo damaged by nuclear pellet rain 9/24/16 Ea O KA Aina: Nuclear Power and Climate Failure 8/24/16 Ea O Ka Aina: High radioactivity in Tokyo 8/22/16 Ea O Ka Aina: Nuclear Blinders 8/18/16 Ea O Ka Aina: Fukushima and Chernobyl 5/29/16 Ea O Ka Aina: Fukushima radiation damages Japan 4/14/16 Ea O Ka Aina: Fukushima’s Nuclear Nightmare 3/13/16 Ea O Ka Aina: Fifth Fukushima Anniversary 3/11/16 Green Road Jounral: Balls filled with Uranium, Plutonium 2/19/16 Ea O Ka Aina: Fukushima impacts are ongoing 11/8/15 Ea O Ka Aina: Petroleum and Nuclear Coverups 10/21/15 Ea O Ka Aina: Fukushima Radiation Contamination 10/13/15 Ea O Ka Aina: Radioactive floods damage Japan 9/22/15 Ea O Ka Aina: Fir trees damaged by Fukushima 8/30/15 Ea O Ka Aina: Japan restarts a nuclear plant 8/11/15 Ea O Ka Aina: Fukushima disaster will continue 7/21/15 Ea O Ka Aina: Too many fish in the sea? 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