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Where Have All the Salmon Gone?

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The fall run of Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River sustains an industry worth well over $103 million a year. Ten years ago, the fish were abundant, but since 2002 there's been a decline of some 90%, much of that in the past year.  This year, it's expected that the number coming up the river to spawn will be less than half those needed to sustain the species. That's bad news for the industry and its customers. We hear what that would mean for fresh, wild-caught salmon in stores, restaurants and farmers' markets all over the West Coast.

Credits

Guests:
Matt Weiser - Sacramento Bee - @matt_weiser, Dave Bitts - member, Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman's Association, Harry Morse - Public Information Officer, California Department of Fish and Game

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Christian Bordal