PNW could become ‘Shad Nation’ not ‘Salmon Nation’

Illustration by Duane Raver, courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council says that non-native shad are now the predominant ocean-migrating fish of the Columbia River Basin, with its numbers dwarfing those of native steelhead and salmon.

That’s what led them to ask: Are shad having an impact on salmon and on the Columbia Basin ecosystem?


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