Unprecedented Decline In Alaska King Salmon

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Newspaper: Unprecedented declines in Alaska king salmon… related to impact from Fukushima? No comment, says NOAA biologist — Record low numbers seen in major fishery on Canada’s west coast, “alarming decrease” (ENENews, Dec 29, 2013):

Juneau Empire, Dec. 29, 2013: […] the king [chinook] salmon — has fallen from its throne. […] Alaska has seen unprecedented declines in recent years […] scientists like Joe Orsi and Jim Murphy, both fisheries research biologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are digging deeper into […] the cause of the startling downward trend. […] When asked about the potential impact Fukushima may be having on king salmon stocks in the Gulf of Alaska and elsewhere in the state, Orsi would not comment. “I’ve been told to refer you to the (Environmental Protection Agency),” he said, “Because I’m not an expert on the topic.” Calls and emails to the EPA were not returned in time and digging on the federal agency’s site revealed no current information on radiation from the Fukushima disaster. The last posted monitoring results occurred in June of 2011.

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Bellingham Herald, Dec. 5, 2013: “[…] we see from test fisheries that the Chinook numbers returning to the Fraser River system were at a record low,” explained Ken Balcomb, executive director and principal investigator for The Center for Research and a science advisor to the whale watch association. […] [An] alarming decrease of an important identified food resource […]

Islander Sound, Dec. 25, 2013: [A] dismal return of Chinook salmon to the Fraser River.

Salmon Fishing in British Columbia, Canada: There are two major salmon runs of Chinook that are targeted by anglers; the Fraser river [and] Harrison River.

December 2013: Previously unpublished map from gov’t scientists shows Fukushima plume already at Alaska coast (PHOTO)

November 2013: CBC Headline: Radiation from Fukushima arrives on Alaska coast — University scientists concerned — “Is the food supply safe?… I don’t think anyone can really answer that”

September 2013: US Gov’t: Alaska island “appears to show impacts from Fukushima” — “Significant cesium isotope signature” detected — Scientists anticipate more marine life to be impacted as ocean plume arrives (VIDEO)

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3 thoughts on “Unprecedented Decline In Alaska King Salmon

  1. This is genocide thanks to the Japanese corporate oligarchy and TEPCO, one of the big powers in Japan. The rest of the world leaders sit silently while our food chain is destroyed, and millions will die.
    Has there ever been a time before when so many idiots had control of the planet? Media is blacked out, and people sit stupidly watching and listening to the irrelevant crap fed them by corporate media.
    I did a bit of checking on food prices, and found data twisted and buried, but was able to find a few items. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts sold for .99LB in Jan. 2010, now sells for $3.99Lb.
    Apples sold for .99 now sell at 2.99LB
    Sirloin roast sold for $1.79 now sells at $5.99LB
    There were some other food staples, but the average price has gone up 3-4X what it was in 2010.

  2. Is this the mining towns of 19c Virginia? The wage slaves of 19th century UK
    This story is the worst I have ever seen………corporate and gang power exploiting the homeless to work at Fukushima, and charging them for it. Why isn’t this covered?
    I guess we know the answer, corporations are run by criminals, and we also have criminals in charge of our countries.
    Read this if you can stomach it.
    This is the most appalling and evil story I have read on the subject. I only hope there is a special hell for these guys……..
    http://enenews.com/un-official-astounded-homeless-are-taken-to-work-in-fukushima-theyre-ready-to-go-die-pastor-at-end-of-month-theyre-left-with-no-pay-police-they-end-up-in-debt-to-employer

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