Wild Pacific salmon catches down 80 per cent, elders report
Wild Pacific salmon catches are one sixth what they were 50-70 years ago, Indigenous elders report. Employing Indigenous research methodologies, Dr. Andrea Reid interviewed 48 knowledge keepers from 18 First Nations across the Fraser, Skeena, and Nass rivers.
May 12, 2022
Female salmon are dying at higher rates than male salmon
Female adult sockeye from the Fraser River are dying at significantly higher rates than their male counterparts on the journey back to their spawning grounds, finds new UBC research.
Mar 24, 2021
Hot, dry weather spells trouble for sockeye salmon
As UBC biologist Tony Farrell explains, this year’s lack of snow melt coupled with record-high water temperatures mean sockeye salmon heading to the Fraser River to spawn might not make it at all.
Aug 4, 2015
Some populations of Fraser River salmon more likely to survive climate change: UBC study
Populations of Fraser River sockeye salmon are so fine-tuned to their environment that any further environmental changes caused by climate change could lead to the disappearance of some populations, while others may be less affected, says a new study by University of British Columbia scientists.
Mar 31, 2011
Genes contribute to sockeye salmon mortality in Fraser River: UBC and DFO study
Fraser River sockeye salmon with a certain genomic profile are more likely to die before spawning, contributing to the recent declines in British Columbian salmon, says a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
Jan 13, 2011