Read this report from Black Press’ Jeff Nagel on the first of two days for Alexandra Morton on the stand at the Cohen Commission into disappearing Fraser sockeye.
“Morton said returning Fraser sockeye began to nose-dive in 1992, the
same year many salmon farms began operations on the migration route. ‘In the biological world, you rarely get patterns this bold,’ she said. She also noted Harrison Lake sockeye are an anomaly
among Fraser River runs in that they have bucked the downward trend and
done surprisingly well. That run migrates around the west side of Vancouver
Island, avoiding the main cluster of salmon farms on the east side, she