World Oceans Day - Focus on Wild Salmon
Today, June 8, is World Oceans Day, but for wild Atlantic salmon every day needs to be World Oceans Day according to the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Source: Atlantic Salmon Federation
Today, June 8, is World Oceans Day, but for wild Atlantic salmon every day needs to be World Oceans Day.
If you look at the map, you can see that wild Atlantic salmon utilize vast parts of the North Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas, whether as migration routes or as feeding areas. ASF has been unraveling the mysteries of the higher mortality at sea being experienced by salmon, but we need even more resources devoted to understanding what is taking place and how.
Atlantic salmon are also one of a relatively small number of species, about a hundred, that grow up in freshwater, but are able to survive the change to ocean conditions. Along with the their migration across thousands of of kilometres of ocean and ability to make amazing leaps, it sets them apart as a species – but they remain connected with all the oceans have to provide.
Every river Atlantic salmon utilize is an extension of the ocean, and is a critical component of the species’ future. So give a shout out for World Ocean’s Day and the hope we all have for the future of wild Atlantic salmon.
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