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Headline: “Millions of salmon mysteriously just disappear” off West Coast — Expert: “Literally within 2 days it disappeared, it just crashed… I have never ever seen, nor can I explain” that — “One of the worst seasons ever” — “Disturbing… Serious trouble… Very dramatic”



Late sockeye numbers ‘disturbingly low,’ monitoring group says

Pre-run estimate of 1.24 million dropped to 200,000 for entire Fraser River run


November 3, 2015

From the link:

"The late South Thompson sockeye run has seen far fewer fish than expected, but the federal fisheries department says it’s still very preliminary with the final numbers not known until late December or January.

“In terms of the sockeye return, it’s much more disappointing than people were hoping to see this year,” said Greg Taylor, senior fisheries adviser for the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that monitors wild salmon.

“They arrive in the spawning grounds in October, and the numbers they’re seeing are disturbingly low.”

Taylor noted that the Pacific Salmon Commission’s (PSC) pre-run estimate of 1.24 million late-run salmon was dropped to 200,000 for the entire Fraser River run, which includes the South Thompson, the Little Shuswap, Shuswap Lake and Adams River.

“It’s a very dramatic reduction.”


The update said, for example, that a total of 2,193 sockeye were counted at the Weaver Creek Channel on Oct. 28 and that no live or dead sockeye were observed Oct. 27 on the Bridge River in the mid-Fraser.

DFO spokeswoman Lara Sloan said that the department’s area director for the B.C. interior cannot be interviewed about the situation until the new federal government fisheries minister is sworn in and gives the go-ahead.

But she also said the preliminary numbers don’t tell the whole story. “Every year we release final escapement numbers, usually in December or January.”


“What’s disturbing is it’s a harbinger of the future, those kinds of summers.”


He said that the early summer component of Shuswap sockeye also returned in relatively poor numbers.

Taylor noted that this is the second year in a row that both the early summer and late summer components of Shuswap sockeye returned at levels well below pre-season expectations.

“They join many other Thompson salmon stocks, including coho, chinook, and steelhead, that have struggled in recent years.”

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Millions of B.C. salmon mysteriously ‘just disappear’ in troubling year


VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2015 9:35PM EST

Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2015 9:38PM EST

Although spawning salmon are still returning to British Columbia’s rivers – including some, surprisingly, to urban streams – early returns indicate another troubling year, despite some bright spots.

“It really is a mixed bag this year,” said Brian Riddell, president and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation. “How the heck can we sum it up? I’d say it’s the good, the bad and the mysterious.”

There were good sockeye salmon returns to the Great Central Lake system on Vancouver Island and to the Nass River on the North Coast, he said.

But contrasting that were very poor returns on the Fraser River, where only about two million sockeye returned, far short of the more than six million predicted in preseason forecasts. Even more dramatic was the collapse of the pink salmon on the Fraser, with only about five million fish showing up when more than 14 million had been forecast.

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans declined to provide a spokesperson to talk about the salmon runs, saying it is too early to have firm numbers.

But Dr. Riddell said it is possible at this point to paint a broad picture, and the indication is that some stocks are in serious trouble.

One mystery, he said, is what happened to all those pink salmon that were supposed to return to the Fraser River.

Dr. Riddell said test fisheries in the Georgia Strait in the summer showed a strong run of pink salmon coming in, but then, in what should have been the middle of the run, the fish just stopped arriving.

“If we are not going to go the way of Washington, Oregon and California [where salmon stocks have been decimated], then we need to adopt precautionary management. We need to implement the Cohen Commission recommendations and we need more funding for DFO,” he said. “If we don’t do those things, we are risking our salmon.”

In 2012, then-B.C. Supreme Court justice Bruce Cohen completed a $35-million inquiry into the collapse of sockeye stocks in the Fraser River. His report’s recommendations were never implemented by the federal government.


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I wonder if this has anything to do with aquaculture?
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They probably don't want to be there when the Cascadia slips lol
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And so it continues to worsen.....
More small doom stories everyday.
As we accelerate towards???
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And so it continues to worsen.....
More small doom stories everyday.
As we accelerate towards???
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el nino...follow the salmon numbers compared to el nino years
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TV: “Researchers say massive decline of fish is throwing off ecosystem” along California coast — Expert: “Population has truly collapsed”… They’re gone virtually everywhere — Whale numbers dropping significantly, squid disappearing, other major die-offs seen (VIDEO)



"Hits and Misses, Nov. 3, 2015: Hold the anchovies; going round-about"


Posted: 11/02/15, 7:42 PM PST

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"HIT >> The truth is, no one can tell you without a doubt whether the Monterey Bay’s anchovy population — which is where the majority of the state’s anchovy haul comes from — is healthy or not. That strikes us as a very bad thing. One doesn’t have to look too far back into history to see that fisheries — Monterey bay sardines, anyone? — can be decimated rather quickly, either through overfishing or cyclical ocean conditions. Local whale watching tour companies and conservationists claim the anchovy population has “collapsed” due to environmental reasons, and for that reason fishing limits remain too high. Fishing groups disagree, though they note the bay has seen some dramatic environmental changes. Fortunately, the Pacific Fishery Management Council has acknowledged that it needs to get a much better feel of what is going on with anchovies. Anchovies are considered a “monitored” species, meaning regulators assess the silvery fish less frequently than “actively managed” species, such as sardines. The council last conducted a full-on anchovy stock assessment in 1995. We hope a “much better feel” translates to a full assessment.

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Monterey Bay anchovy numbers in decline, groups say

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"Some scientists, however, are finding a drastic decline in the forage fish.


SANTA CRUZ

"Since late September, the whale numbers have decreased, their behavior has changed and their food, anchovies, are less abundant," said Nancy Black, marine biologist and owner of Monterey Bay Whale Watch. "We were seeing carpets just thick of anchovies for almost a mile. Now all we're seeing is spots."


Some scientists, however, are finding a drastic decline in the forage fish.

In a study published this week in Marine Ecology Progress Series, researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography note a 72 percent decline across a number of fish species that favor cool-water conditions, including anchovies, since the 1970s.

"We're seeing an entire community of fishes in decline,"

He said the abundance of anchovy larvae in the 2000s is about a third of what it was in the mid-1990s and has declined about 92 percent since the late 1960s.

Another new study, by the Farallon Institute suggests that the number of adult anchovies that can reproduce has declined more than 99 percent between 2005 and 2009.

"The population has truly collapsed," said author, William Sydeman, president and senior scientist at the Farallon Institute. "There's no way fishing could have that kind of impact, so it had to be environmental."

Because of that, plankton populations are low, affecting their predators up the marine food chain, including anchovies.


"When anchovy numbers are low, they crowd at the coast and appear to be abundant," Sydeman said.

At the same time, the lack of anchovies offshore are maybe in part why scores of sea lions and sea birds, such as the common murres and brown pelicans, are starving up and down the coast.

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Monterey Herald, Oct 19, 2015: Plenty of anchovies in Monterey Bay, but maybe not elsewhere… Market squid are disappearing, and in their place, fishing boats are reeling in piles of anchovies. But while they appear abundant, conservation groups warn that the forage fish may be at their lowest levels since the 1950s. “It’s an anomalous year,” said Diane Pleschner-Steele, executive director of the California Wetfish Producers Association. [Oceana's Geoff Shester said,] “new information shows that the stock is at such a low level right now, it’s literally in a state of collapse.” Survey cruises conducted by the Southwest Fisheries Science Center detected little to no anchovy eggs from 2010 to 2013… Sit on the docks where anchovies are sorted and you’ll likely see lots of the silvery fish piling up. But it’s a mirage, warns William Sydeman, ecologist of the Farallon Institute, who coauthored the paper that estimated anchovies at low levels. “People think that if they’re in Monterey Bay, they must be everywhere,” Sydeman said. “They’re not. They’re only in Monterey Bay.” Sydeman said anchovies tend to aggregate near shore when their numbers are low…

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California's last anchovies crowd in the Monterey Bay
Researchers say a massive decline of the fish is throwing off the ecosystem

Erika Mahoney, Reporter/Producer, UPDATED: 01:13 PM PDT Oct 21, 2015

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Several conservation groups and whale watching operators are very concerned about the anchovies in the Monterey Bay.
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They're worried they're being over-fished, and want something to be done about it. Recently, fishermen have been hauling out 120 tons of anchovies every night, but those anchovies are some of the last along California's coast.


Oceana’s Geoff Shester said there hasn’t been an analysis on anchovies in more than 20 years.


"The anchovy abundance out here, and off the entire state, has gotten to some of the lowest we've seen since the 1950s," Shester said. "Scientists are calling it an actual collapse."


"We're really worried that right now we are seeing major die-offs of sea lion pups and pelicans because they're starving and not able to reproduce," Shester said. "And that's because there's not enough sardines and anchovies out there."

"We've noticed the numbers of whales have dropped significantly," Black said. "We were seeing maybe up to 60 or 70 whales, and now there's about 15 or so scattered out."


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And so it continues to worsen.....
More small doom stories everyday.
As we accelerate towards???
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This report concerns just california and certain salmon spawning grounds in Vancouver BC.

Of note are earlier reports posted on GLP about similar situations reported up and down the West Coast from Baja to Alaska, such as:

Thread: 25+ WHALE Carcasses Reported in LAST MONTH — Gov’t: “Troubling… DEFINITELY A PULSE OF DEATHS

Thread: ALL.....OVER......ALASKA

Thread: USA Today: Millions of Fish Dead in Pacific Northwest — Ocean Conditions Have ‘Gone to HELL!’

Thread: E.L.E.

Thread: 10 giant whales found dead in Pacific off US coast: 6/22/15 UPDATED NEW INFO

Thread: You Have Got To See These Pictures

Thread: THIS.....IS NO JOKE

Please note that these are merely some of the reports from just this year.

When you read about or hear about(which unless you live in that area or actively search out the information, I bet you don't) these individual articles they are far apart and disconnected.

Taken in the aggregate, it paints a very different perspective, which is why I listed these threads all together here.

Kinda hard to deny the reports like that.

Something very very drastic has occurred in the Pac.

You decide for yourself.
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Raptured?
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Yeah, had a vision of sorts, and since then completely stopped eating seafood. This was before Fuku disaster. I begged folks to stop eating it, and they all laughed. They ain't laughing anymore.......
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Golly Gee Willikers, what on earth could possibly be causing that?

It almost sounds like some kind of nuclear radiation issue, but surely that isn't the reason.

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Golly Gee Willikers, what on earth could possibly be causing that?

It almost sounds like some kind of nuclear radiation issue, but surely that isn't the reason.

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Well, I am not specificly linking the two in this thread---merely pointing out how widespread and devastating to all Pac lifeforms whatever is causing it--as Pac rim governments adamantly refuse to investigate--which is in itself---mysterious

I would point out this fact that is being missed.

Many gov scientists are reporting huge outbreaks of domoic acid--red tides.

The same domoic acid outbreaks that are so devastatingly deadly across all ocean biota, causing severe neurologic trauma, evidenced in several differnt mammalian species of ocean life

Is also deadly to humans.

So if it is so rampantly found up and down the Pac Coast--why have they not mandated closure of fishing until this abates??????


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death by atomic pollution from Japan. Now they win the Pacific War.

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For such a small beautiful and fragile planet... humanity has bent it over and fucked it royally.

Good jerb hunams!
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Nothing will happen.
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Nothing will happen.
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I believe you are corrrect.

That is exactly what will be found one day.

Nothing.

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So long and thanks for all the fish!!

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Am I really the first to say it?

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish.

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So long and thanks for all the fish!!

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So long and thanks for all the fish!!

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Headline: “Millions of salmon mysteriously just disappear” off West Coast — Expert: “Literally within 2 days it disappeared, it just crashed… I have never ever seen, nor can I explain” that — “One of the worst seasons ever” — “Disturbing… Serious trouble… Very dramatic”



Late sockeye numbers ‘disturbingly low,’ monitoring group says

Pre-run estimate of 1.24 million dropped to 200,000 for entire Fraser River run


November 3, 2015

From the link:

"The late South Thompson sockeye run has seen far fewer fish than expected, but the federal fisheries department says it’s still very preliminary with the final numbers not known until late December or January.

“In terms of the sockeye return, it’s much more disappointing than people were hoping to see this year,” said Greg Taylor, senior fisheries adviser for the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that monitors wild salmon.

“They arrive in the spawning grounds in October, and the numbers they’re seeing are disturbingly low.”

Taylor noted that the Pacific Salmon Commission’s (PSC) pre-run estimate of 1.24 million late-run salmon was dropped to 200,000 for the entire Fraser River run, which includes the South Thompson, the Little Shuswap, Shuswap Lake and Adams River.

“It’s a very dramatic reduction.”


The update said, for example, that a total of 2,193 sockeye were counted at the Weaver Creek Channel on Oct. 28 and that no live or dead sockeye were observed Oct. 27 on the Bridge River in the mid-Fraser.

DFO spokeswoman Lara Sloan said that the department’s area director for the B.C. interior cannot be interviewed about the situation until the new federal government fisheries minister is sworn in and gives the go-ahead.

But she also said the preliminary numbers don’t tell the whole story. “Every year we release final escapement numbers, usually in December or January.”


“What’s disturbing is it’s a harbinger of the future, those kinds of summers.”


He said that the early summer component of Shuswap sockeye also returned in relatively poor numbers.

Taylor noted that this is the second year in a row that both the early summer and late summer components of Shuswap sockeye returned at levels well below pre-season expectations.

“They join many other Thompson salmon stocks, including coho, chinook, and steelhead, that have struggled in recent years.”

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Millions of B.C. salmon mysteriously ‘just disappear’ in troubling year


VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2015 9:35PM EST

Last updated Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2015 9:38PM EST

Although spawning salmon are still returning to British Columbia’s rivers – including some, surprisingly, to urban streams – early returns indicate another troubling year, despite some bright spots.

“It really is a mixed bag this year,” said Brian Riddell, president and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation. “How the heck can we sum it up? I’d say it’s the good, the bad and the mysterious.”

There were good sockeye salmon returns to the Great Central Lake system on Vancouver Island and to the Nass River on the North Coast, he said.

But contrasting that were very poor returns on the Fraser River, where only about two million sockeye returned, far short of the more than six million predicted in preseason forecasts. Even more dramatic was the collapse of the pink salmon on the Fraser, with only about five million fish showing up when more than 14 million had been forecast.

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans declined to provide a spokesperson to talk about the salmon runs, saying it is too early to have firm numbers.

But Dr. Riddell said it is possible at this point to paint a broad picture, and the indication is that some stocks are in serious trouble.

One mystery, he said, is what happened to all those pink salmon that were supposed to return to the Fraser River.

Dr. Riddell said test fisheries in the Georgia Strait in the summer showed a strong run of pink salmon coming in, but then, in what should have been the middle of the run, the fish just stopped arriving.

“If we are not going to go the way of Washington, Oregon and California [where salmon stocks have been decimated], then we need to adopt precautionary management. We need to implement the Cohen Commission recommendations and we need more funding for DFO,” he said. “If we don’t do those things, we are risking our salmon.”

In 2012, then-B.C. Supreme Court justice Bruce Cohen completed a $35-million inquiry into the collapse of sockeye stocks in the Fraser River. His report’s recommendations were never implemented by the federal government.


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