Alaskan Salmon Lead The Most Interesting Life From Life

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Alaskan salmon lead the most interesting life from birth to death, spending time in both fresh and salt water. Eggs are laid by a female fish in a stream. She actually buries up to thousands of eggs, or ova, in a nest called a Redd. The male fertilizes these eggs, once placed. The eggs develop in the winter and hatch in the spring. Once the eggs hatch, now called Alevin, they stay in the nest for approximately one month feeding on the yolk sac of the egg. Once the baby salmon leave the Redd, known as Fry, they are on their own for survival, like finding food and mastering the challenges of the downhill journey downstream. A Parr is a young salmon approximately six inches in length that is growing as it continues downstream. If the young…show more content…
According to the Department of Alaska fish and game, Alaska has over 15,000 salmon streams.

According to the Marine Stewardship Council, the world’s top seafood “ecolabel” authority, states that Alaska, by weight, provides over 2/3 of the world’s seafood (marineconservationalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/061359_MCA_Report_for_download1.pdf). However, the Alaskan environment, wildlife and stocks of fish remain abundant year after year. Alaska’s beauty and fisheries are frequent topics of the Nature Channel programs, and Alaska remains a top tourist attraction for nature enthusiasts. Why, with all the commercial and sport fishing, haven’t fishing stocks depleted? Groundfish, scientists say, are abundant in the North Pacific, salmon returns have grown in the last 30 years, and shellfish production is also successful. Even the sea lion population has steadily grown (marineconservationalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/061359_MCA_Report_for_download1.pdf p.5). This amazing nature preserve and economic way of life are sustainable due to fishing managers following scientific guidelines very conservatively, making rules and regulations based on scientific research: research that is open to the public, and discussed with the public on a regular basis.

Alaska became a state in 1959 under President Eisenhower, after Alaskans and the
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