Monday, July 20, 2009

Record Returns for Imperiled Idaho Sockeye

Through monday 1013 Sockeye have passed lower Granite, a record return exceeding even last year. While a return just over one thousand fish is far from noteworthy in historical terms it represents a major gain for the Sockeye population in Redfish Lake a run of fish which as recently as 2007 had returns in the single digits. The numbers appear bouyed by a federal captive breeding program designed to increase the numbers of fish, as well as good outmigration and ocean conditions. See the full article at the Columbia Basin Bulletin.

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