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  • The Salmon Fisheries

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    In my hometown, a local diner serves “Honey dipped Salmon.” They claim that the dish is prepared using a species of Salmon, called Chinook, which is a product of the Alaska Salmon fisheries. Since Chinook salmon is an anadromous specie, it is born in the fresh water, migrates to the ocean for 1-5 years and then returns to the Main-channel Rivers to spawn. The female lays around 3,000-14,000 eggs that are successfully fertilized by the males, however the eggs are very brittle and can be easily destroyed

  • Salmon : The Salmon Run

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    The salmon migration, commonly referred to as the “Salmon Run,” is a natural occurrence that happens only once a year. Oncorhynchus, also known as Pacific Salmon, are the most common type of salmon on the planet. Pacific Salmon are better known under the following five species groups: Sockeye, Pink, Coho, Chum, and Chinook. Salmon are known for their amazing flavor and tender meat which is commonly found in most fish markets around the United States. What people do not realize, is the amazing journey

  • The Problems Of Farmed Salmon

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    In recent years Pacific salmon have felt the true burdens of the aquaculture productions of farmed salmon in the natural rivers that have hosted these salmon for centuries. Salmon farming has been on the rise since the early 1990s and over these twenty-five years, it has put an immense amount of pressure on the wild salmon population and their ability to spawn. These negative impacts can be directly link to numerous problems with farmed salmon, which includes the pollution and contamination they

  • Mercury and Commercial Salmon

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    Commercial salmon is an important source of nutrition for humans in both urban populations and aboriginal peoples. However, mercury contamination in salmonids has been a rising concern not only for the health of humans but for the health of wildlife and ecosystems that are affected by it. Mercury is distributed widely through the environment through natural processes, but anthropogenic processes have been increasing mercury concentrations in the environment to dangerous levels through direct deposition

  • The Effects Of Salmon Farming On The Salmon Population Essay

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    for fish led to a boom in the salmon farming industry (Naylor, et al., 1998). Unfortunately, the consequences of salmon farming outweigh the value that comes with it. Even though salmon farming is steadily becoming more sustainable, salmon farming is not a suitable and environmentally sound way of producing food due to the negative issues salmon farming has caused in the environment, the salmon population, and the health of humans. Salmon farming effects to wild salmon population Scientists of various

  • Salmon Fishing Tackle : Salmon Fishermen Tackle

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    Salmon Fishing Tackle Troutman: "You can spend a small fortune on salmon fishing tackle if you add up the cost of a boat, fuel to run the boat, beer, a place to store the boat in the off-season, and all the gear. That is the bad news, but the good news is that you don 't have to spend that much money. Really all you need is a reel and a rod and know where to fish from shore. I once added up my cost and it worked out to be over $129 per pound of salmon. Now this is information you do not want

  • Evolution Of The Declining Salmon Populations

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    Researchers believe that the declining salmon populations are mainly the result of the four H’s, harvesting habits, hydropower, habitat loss, and hatchery fish (Ruckelshaus et al., 2002, pp. 679). Harvesting habits refers to the impact overfishing has on the salon populations (Ruckelshaus et al., 2002, pp. 679). Every year, around 385,000 metric tons of Pacific salmon are caught by commercial fisherman and with weak stock conditions, the natural life cycle of these fish cannot keep up (Knapp, 2007)

  • Salmon Farming Problems

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    Salmon farming is becoming more and more popular as salmon population increases. Currently, over half the salmon sold globally is farm-raised in Northern Europe, Chile, Canada, and the United States, and the annual global production of farmed salmon has risen from 24,000 to over 1 million metric tons during the past two decades (Hites, pg. 226). Because salmon farms are so widespread, salmon from farms in northern Europe, North America, and Chile are now available widely year-round at relatively

  • Chinook Or King Salmon

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    Pacific there are five species of salmon. Each kind of salmon is known by different names like, Chinook (king), sockeye (red), coho (silver), chum (dog), and pink (humpback). These are all valuable, but the Chinook or King Salmon were the prize of the Columbia River system. In the late 1800s about 2,500,000 cans of salmon nearly filled a cannery store and storage rooms in Astoria, Oregon. Fresh, salted, dried, and smoked were the only options for preserving and eating salmon before the spread of canning

  • U.s. Salmon Aquaculture : Ethical Issues

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    U.S. Salmon Aquaculture: Ethical Issues in Farmed Salmon Kimberly Jones Troy University Dr. Miller   Abstract There are many ethical arguments surrounding aquaculture. The salmon industry in the United States has many ethical concerns in relation to farmed salmon. This paper will first discuss the salmon industry, then discuss specific ethical issues facing farmed salmon, and finally review any laws, regulations or relief efforts in place to reduce these ethical concerns, or that aggravate these