Research Indicates that Allowing More Salmon to Spawn Benefits Bears and Fishers
A new paper published in PLoS Biology investigates how allowing more salmon to reach the spawning grounds can influence both the ecosystem and fisheries catches. The full paper is available on the PLoS Biology website: Using Grizzly Bears to Assess Harvest-Ecosystem Tradeoffs in Salmon Fisheries. The article Why letting salmon escape could benefit bears and fishers also provides a good summary.
Also see Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s media release The bear necessities: Managing salmon for grizzlies and people for additional details.