August 8, 2016 – Vancouver Sun

‘Grim’ Fraser River salmon runs even worse than forecast
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Fraser River spawning sockeye salmon
image credit: Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press
This year’s Fraser River sockeye return, already forecast to be below average, has turned out to be even worse. One First Nation leader described the return as going from poor to grim.

The forecast run this year — which has traditionally been one of the low-run years in the four-year cycle of sockeye — was 2.27 million. That was already below the average of the past half century of 3.9 million…
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