What To Do with Fish When the River Runs Dry

Photo by the Province of British Columbia

Is a salvaged fish truly saved? And, in response to a warming climate that is drying out Pacific Northwest rivers, a new and more extreme version of saving fish is taking root: fish rescue. In this iteration, wild fish are moved into holding tanks and released when habitat improves. Neither practice is well studied, the terminology is still slippery, and the science is murky on whether such efforts help or hurt. But that hasn’t held back salvagers and rescuers from wading through streams, nets, and buckets in hand, saving salmon while they still can.

LINK  (via: Hakai Magazine)

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