Wind is a Main Driver of Salmon Runs
This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – What makes salmon head upriver? Wind!
Chinook salmon returns to the Yukon River are so low, even subsistence fishing is on hold. Managers are closely watching average swim speeds and when Chinook salmon are expected to arrive in each district.
Even with 60 years of Yukon data, it’s a tough run to track because the timing is so unpredictable.
“They brought me up there in the first place because the timing jumps around so much...
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