Why Do Fish Die?
"We hope they come back. How many will make it? Out of 1,000, probably one."
Apr 08, 2014
From Sunday's Fresno Bee:
Portz and Hueth (Federal biologists Don Portz and Charles Hueth) have gathered 1,081 so far and transported 879 to the confluence of the Merced River. (Some fish don't survive the capture and transport process, and some already have died before they are gathered.)Beyond the Merced, there are many dangerous predator fish and other obstacles, such as pollution. And after the fish mature in the ocean, they must return to the San Joaquin to spawn. It's a perilous journey. "We hope they come back," Portz said. "How many will make it? Out of 1,000, probably one."
This tells us a lot. Sewage, pollution and predator fish, not farmers, are killing the majority of the salmon (not to mention the smelt), maybe 99%. Out of a thousand, only one salmon will survive and return ("probably").
And they have the nerve to accuse farmers of wasting water.
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