Skeena Steelhead Salmon

This paper discusses the problems that salmon face today based on the video “Skeena Steelhead, A Symbol of Survival”.

This paper states that, in a resource based economy, fish are a precious commodity and are in high demand. The author explains that commercial fishing, hydroelectric dams and habitat destruction have left salmon stalks threatened and killed. The paper discusses that the introduction of farmed fish has become a problem as they out-compete wild salmon stalk in the struggle for survival.
“Solutions are mentioned in the video, such as, engaging in selective fishing methods which in turn will promote more jobs, fish, and revenue. This is one of the things that need to be done, but not enough solutions are mentioned in the video. A few good examples of these solutions are currently being met in the states. To decrease the rate at which the salmon population is falling, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service yearly deposits billions of young salmon and eggs into natural breeding grounds.”