Top Ten Reasons Why Wild Salmon Runs Collapsed
From Robert Lackey
Dr. Robert T. Lackey, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences, Oregon State University presentation at the Trout Unlimited (Corvallis Chapter) meeting, February 1, 2022. The overall public policy goal of restoring runs of wild Pacific salmon in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and southern British Columbia appears to enjoy widespread public support. Billions of dollars have been spent in a so-far failed attempt to reverse the long-term, general decline of wild salmon. Here are the top ten reasons why wild salmon runs have collapsed and what must change to reverse the decline.