Opinion: To recover salmon populations, we need to think bigger

Four vessels and more than 60 scientists backed by NOAA Fisheries are headed to sea as part of the largest expedition ever to study salmon in the North Pacific Ocean.

Their goal is to better understand extreme climate variability in the ocean and its impact on Pacific salmon. The expedition will focus on an area of salmon research that remains woefully sparse and underfunded, yet critical for recovery efforts.

Notably, this expedition has a mere $10 million in funding. It’s a drop in the ocean…


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