Watershed Watch’s Aaron Hill discusses low number of salmon in Skeena River in Global BC interview
In the Global BC interview Department of Fisheries concerned about low number of salmon in Skeena River Watershed Watch ecologist, Aaron Hill, comments on low returns of Skeena River sockeye and concerns that Alaskan salmon fisheries are intercepting these fish on their way back to their spawning grounds.
Watershed Watch, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and Raincoast Conservation Foundation issued the media release BC conservationists challenge Alaskans to put sustainability first on July 17, 2013. The following media stories provide additional information on this issue:
- Vancouver Sun; July 17, 2013; “Alaskan fisheries endangering B.C.’s Skeena sockeye salmon: conservationists“
- Globe and Mail; July 17, 2013; “Alaskan fisheries endangering Skeena sockeye salmon: conservationists“
- The Province; July 17, 2013; “Alaskan fisheries endangering northern B.C. sockeye salmon, warn conservationists“
- CBC; July 18, 2013; “Alaskan fisheries allegedly endangering Skeena sockeye“
- WC Native News; July 18, 2013; “Lowest runs in 50 years“