There is a strong breeding population in top west of Russia and Norway. they seeded them for about (poss more)20years. Pretty sure I caught 1 in the Allan.about 12 yrs ago.They must be breeding somewhere though Jim, fish released in Russian experiment are all dead!
The wild card is another mass migration from the Baltic which - as the theory goes - migrations happen when populations have exploded and they need to find new breeding grounds.
The other possibility is that they undergo mass migrations to find new feeding grounds. Of course this is at odds with the Pink lovers view that they achieve a weight of 4 or 5lb on a diet of seawater and fresh air... Thousands of them turning up would be bound to compete with something, the first thing that springs to mind is coastal feeding sea trout (they don't already have enough to deal with do they?) but there is no saying what unforeseen consequences there might be.
With luck 2021 will be another non event like 2019.
Oh hello, who do you imagine it is that thinks pink salmon can grow without food? The science assumes that they compete with salmon, char and sea trout (and probably also all other carnivorous fish in the ocean).
If you're interested, this is the best factual summary of the 2017 migration I've found
In 2017, Norway experienced an invasion of the Pacific salmonid pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in numbers never before seen in rivers all along the coast. Significant numbers were also caught in other parts of northwestern Europe. Pink salmon has been observed in variable numbers in...link.springer.com
I don't imagine anyone thinks it I know someone used to think it... you!
Take a look here at your werrbelings from 2017
Has the penny finally dropped now?
Ffs, the discussion there was about whether Pink young compete for food IN THE RIVERS after hatching. The current view is that because the pink young emigrate to sea very quickly after hatching, there is low competition.
Of course juvenile and adult pink salmon are not vegetarian.
On the pacific coast of Washington they are discovering the problem with poor native salmon & steelhead runs is due to competition of various fish species for the available food in the ocean. The fish are spawning in decent numbers but the return of salmon in El Nino years is very poor due to ocean survival rates. To complicate this problem the tuna seem to be moving north with the warmer sea water.That's how it started and you said they didn't compete with anything at all because you had completely disregarded the marine phase of their life and the possible interaction with indigenous species (be they wrasse, stickleback or sea trout). It's all there for anyone to read, you doing your usual ill informed floundering.
That's how it started and you said they didn't compete with anything at all because you had completely disregarded the marine phase of their life and the possible interaction with indigenous species (be they wrasse, stickleback or sea trout). It's all there for anyone to read, you doing your usual ill informed floundering.
Yeh, right I must have thought that Pink Salmon have a magical ability to convert sunlight and sea water into protein. Should really have mentioned that, it must have been really confusing for you. ffs.