Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Endangered species success: Idaho salmon regaining fitness advantage

Date:
November 25, 2014

Source:
NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

Summary:
Once on the brink of extinction with only a few fish remaining, Snake River sockeye salmon are regaining the fitness they need to rebuild wild populations. A new analysis shows that naturally spawned offspring of fish saved by a hatchery program are now surviving to return at increasing rate -- high enough to not only sustain the population but also to rebuild it.


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