Glut of pink salmon creates stink in Norway and Finland

Hundreds of pink salmon swim upstream in Valdez, Alaska

The proliferation of pink salmon is creating problems for their wild brethren and steelhead worldwide.

The world’s greatest Atlantic salmon river is along the border between Norway and Finland. To the Norwegians, it is the Tanaelva or Tana; the Finns call it the Tenojoki or Teno. But to both countries, it is known as one of the purest and cleanest rivers, passing through largely unspoiled and unpolluted regions from Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county, into Lapland.

However, the river’s waters and banks are crowded with rotting fish, their skin peeling away, and the air is thick with the odor of decaying flesh.

LINK (via The Guardian)


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