News - Sockeye Salmon Populations at Risk | In Deep Water | Scoop.it

Salmon populations are exposed to many human threats, including overfishing, mixed-stock fisheries, habitat loss, habitat degradation, negative genetic and ecological interactions with hatchery fish, disease and parasites from fish farms. These threats operate at both the local and broad geographic scale, singularly or in various combinations and with varying degrees of intensity. Climate change is likely to increase risk to salmon in the future, particularly those already vulnerable in southern locations.