Why are Alaska’s Wild Salmon stocks thriving except for Chinook?

What buffalo once meant to the First Nations people of the Plains, salmon are to the people of the Pacific Northwest. Working hard to identify why Chinook or King salmon are struggling along North America’s west coast has fish ecologists scrambling.

Hear Dr. Peter Westley from the University of Alaska explain why Alaskan Chinook numbers are down, at the same time Sockeye, Pink and Chum numbers are higher than ever, on this episode of Blue Fish Radio.

Link below for more about the research underway at the Salmon Evolutionary Ecology & Conservation Lab at the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks: www.seec-lab.com