Overheating rivers threatening Newfoundland’s wild Atlantic salmon

A fisherman releases wild Atlantic salmon 

Newfoundland and Labrador have one of the healthiest and strongest populations of wild Atlantic salmon in North America, but even there, the stock is falling. One of the biggest reasons is believed to be climate change, in addition to predators, poaching, and what biologists call “genetic introgression,” or interbreeding with escaped farmed salmon, in areas where aquaculture is prominent.

LINK (via The Globe and Mail)

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