Learning about salmon recovery over lunch at work today. Local group called Long Live the Kings
- contaminants from estimating sediments, a big driver is flame retardants.
- fish leaving estuaries earlier, the more developed the rivers the fewer survive from the early batch. Having them stay longer is not better when the river is a super fund site like the Duwamush
- zooplankton diets have changed from largely fish remains to crab larvae amphipods, etc
Solutions in plan and flight:
Reintroducing more diversity to hatchery programs, spreading release, etc, to keep harbor seals from having a feast.
Rebuilding forage fish habitats and populations (herring etc)
Redesign lock filling chambers to not be a "salmon blender" at cedar river, rebuild fish passages and ladders. Restoring shore lines. Hood Canal floating bridge is A Problem.
Marine Survival Project with Paul Allen's philanthropy org Vulcan.
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