"Once-In-A-Century Salmon Run Hits Canada's West Coast"

"After years of declining sockeye numbers and a struggling fishing industry, the Pacific Salmon Commission last week said it now expects 25 million sockeye will return to the Fraser River this year -- more than double its earlier forecast and the best run since 1913.

Last year, slightly more than a measly 1 million sockeye made their way back to their spawning grounds, prompting the Canadian government to close the river to commercial and recreational sockeye fishing for the third straight year."

Nicole Mordant reports for Reuters August 31, 2010.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010