Hundreds Of Millions Of Salmon Feared Dead On US West Coast

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Millions of salmon feared dead on US west coast

Hundreds of millions of Pacific salmon are missing, presumed dead, along the US west coast amid fears that ocean life are dying in “stunning numbers” following the Fukushima disaster in Japan. 

According to The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, preliminary data from the Sacramento River indicates that salmon runs have dropped to record low levels. reports:

The Oregonian: Worst Klamath chinook run on record forecast — The worst run forecast on record for the Klamath River’s chinook salmon could close all salmon fishing along most of the Oregon Coast this summer…

Mendocino Beacon: Returns of spawning Klamath River fall Chinook are projected to be the lowest on record in 2017… “The salmon runs this year will present a challenge for ocean fishermen and managers throughout the West Coast,” said Executive Director Chuck Tracy… “the low forecast for Klamath River fall Chinook is unprecedented”… “This year will be an exceptionally difficult year for ocean salmon fisheries, especially in Oregon and California”… said Council Chair Herb Pollard.

Juneau Empire: Spring king fishing canceled by emergency order… the Juneau area will be closed for king salmon fishing… biologists expect a second-straight year of record-low king salmon returns on the Taku River. “We’ve been in a period of low productivity, not just on the Taku, but on several rivers up and down the coast,” Juneau Area Management Biologist Daniel Teske said… Nobody knows exactly why Southeast king salmon are struggling, but biologists do know where the fish are being affected: in the ocean… The increased die-off must be happening in a marine environment, Teske said, otherwise numbers on the four rivers wouldn’t fall at the same time…

Undercurrent News: Japanese salmon fisheries in historic collapse — Landings in Hokkaido, Japan are the lowest in nearly three decades, reports the blog The volume of salmon caught at main fishing ports, including Hokkaido, plunged 30-40% in 2016 from the previous year. The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years. The collapse has been confidently attributed to the starvation of four-year-old Chum salmon…

Russ George: Japanese Salmon Fisheries in Historic Collapse… News from Japan is terrible for NW Pacific fish… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check and indeed is worsening every year… Given the shortfall of fish and the scrawny condition of the fish that were caught all evidence points to a cataclysmic collapse of ocean pasture primary productivity and fish starving at sea… Across the Pacific ocean salmon pastures have failed…

Minato-Tsukiji: Japan chum salmon landings the worst in 24 years — This year’s chum catch in Japan is very poor, with declines in landings not only in the Hokkaido region but also in Honshu… Also, chum sizes are also getting smaller…

Russ George: Hundreds of Millions of Pacific Salmon Missing and Presumed Dead — Across 10,000 miles of North Pacific ocean pasture declarations from Japan and the USA are reporting a cataclysmic collapse of Pacific Salmon. The fish are tragically starving at sea as the plankton pastures have turned into clear blue lifeless deserts… Collapse of North Pacific ocean fish pastures has resulted in near total collapse of Pacific Salmon… It’s not just Pacific salmon that are dying in the North Pacific all forms of ocean life are being reported dead and dying [in] stunning numbers…

Hokkaido Shimbun: Salmon landings in Hokkaido in 2016 are the lowest in three decades — The number of salmon caught in Hokkaido in 2016 plunged 29.4% from the previous year… The figure represented the lowest level in 28 years… Local fishermen have been increasingly concerned over the fact that the trend of meager catch that continued in recent years has not been held in check…

Minato-Tsukiji: The harvest in Hokkaido was the worst in 24 years… Beginning with the Sanriku area, landings all over Honshu were below those of the previous year… The number of returning four-year-olds, which are regarded as the main shoal, was a record low…


  1. Fukushima disaster is an international concern of mankind and should involve all which can bring a solution. But the industry is hiding the impact of the fallout and is also hiding the continuous degradation of of Fukushima.

  2. There are not and never have been “hundreds of millions of salmon” on the Pacific Coast. More #FakeNews!

    • Nonsense …The size of one river’s sockeye run…the Fraser…in June of 2014:

      The overall run is estimated at 20.7 million fish but a final number
      can’t be calculated yet because of uncertainty about the number of
      sockeye holding in salt water just off the river’s mouth. – Globe and Mail

      The Fraser is only one of many rivers that support Pacific salmon. The Sockeye is only one of a number of salmon species.

      Try to pause and research before you hit the #FakeNews button…. its beginning to wear a little thin.

      • Check out the old Curtiss photographs of the salmon runs on the Columbia river. Many millions of salmon are evident. Check out the size of Pacific Northwest native Americans. No skinny people. Whitey blew it.

    • you are absolutely right, this is fake news. They did the same thing days before “free fishing/crabbing day” in Oregon. Shut down crabbing because they claimed to have found slightly elevated toxin levels in one crab somewhere. They’re liars.

  3. What I get from this , is besides the fish die off , That the japanese fish OUR salmon . Salmon whos stocks are managed by FEDERAL fish hatcheries paid for with U.S. tax money , and japan gets to freely fish them ?

    • People fish Salmon in their own waters.
      Salmon spon up rivers (lay eggs up rivers, later go to oceans to mature, then return to lay eggs)
      Salmon used to be the world over. Almost every river had them. Not so much any more.
      wikipedia would help you learn about Salmon.

    • Same problem we have here on the east coast! In Maine the North Atlantic shrimp seton has been shut down for goin on its fifth year due to “dwindling” stock. Same with almost all ground fish such as cod, halibut, Atlantic salmon, haddock and so on. Meanwhile the Canadians and fishing boats from Iceland are just a few miles off our shore in international waters, almost completely unregulated, catching the same stocks and same species we would otherwise be catching!

      • It is the same scenario in many of the industries in USA. Foreign countries selling back to us our own natural resources. Let’s hope Trump can make US great again.

    • And the Russians before them. So much for a 200 mile limit eh? THAT is where our fish have gone in times past. So lets rip out power generating dams that have never caused fish run problems……. We learned all of this in the first quarter as Fisheries majors…..

    • The U.S. and Israel blew up Fukushima and runs Japan’s government through American/British Skull and Bones mobster control with the Yakuza. Don’t blame Japan. Blame your own moral weakness by not going after the criminals in our own government.

          • You are the only idiot that believes that nonsense. Just like you said “Jesus is not God’-You simply do not know very much. Who has to tie your shoes in the morning?

          • Jesus said so himself. You follow Constantine’s bible. Full of lies and omits many Gospels. Your parents were slobs and obviously lied to you throughout your childhood.

        • Your parents were slobs. There is a war going on. I am sure your dog and parakeet are not aware either, if you have them as pets and they did not yet run away out of shame.

    • Has anyone thought it just might be the heavy chem trails being sprayed over every city in this nation almost daily? It covers everything…everything.

        • Whoopdidoo. Fukushima is killing EVERYTHING in the oceans, some organisms faster than others. What happens when no algae remains to form oxygen?

        • Yes, the Adams River, in BC – I used to live just a few miles from there and visited the river during spawning season many times. Well worth a trip if you have never seen it. The main run is Sockeye Salmon, but there are also Chinook, Coho, and Chum Salmon spawning there at different times.
          In the photo, I can see a mix of Chum and Sockeye, and maybe a few Chinook – hard to tell without seeing them close up.
          What the photo shows is dead Salmon who have already spawned in the river and have been washed down river into Shuswap Lake. There, they will rot and feed bears and other smaller animals. When the eggs hatch in the spring time, they will feed on the tiny specs of their parents that have broken down over the winter.
          Salmon are important. They not only feed us, but they feed bears, foxes, wolves, and by them dragging the Salmon away from the river, they fertilize the trees of the forest.

      • The chemtrails stop the Black Body Effect that cools the ocean. Every night and some days the chemtrail clouds cover the ocean holding heat in. Water temperatures are much higher because of this. The stupid geoengineers must not have had even basic science, or they are so arrogant they think themselves to be gods. Fukushima is also a problem. Have you noticed all the commercials for eyebrow thickening products? What causes thinning eyebrows? Thyroid disease which can be caused by excess radiation exposure. We (humans and other creatures) are being poisoned.

  4. Fukishima is a horrible disaster and we do not know the extent of the damage it has created yet. I would think that the Klamath River Salmon decrease is more of a situation caused by years of drought in that area. Time will tell!

  5. Feared dead on the coast? Are they dead or are they not dead/? If so why ? Fukushima is without a doubt the largest unreported disaster in history. Whether it is responsible for this or not really is not the problem that will belong to all the earth in time.

  6. And what exactly are our scientific experts in Japan and the US doing about the Fukushima problem? I haven’t seen ANYTHING in the news indicating that anyone is taking action to STOP the leaking of the radiation…this is going to kill a lot of our planet, wildlife and people. Note, the cormorants didn’t kill off the fish…(USFWS Wildlife Services want to kill the cormorants to save fish).

  7. but let’s not blame it on the toxic dumping and fracking is doing which is what is really killing the fish, and instead blame it on a disaster in another country thousands of miles away, with a problem of radioactive energy dispersal(not matter dispersal) that becomes harmless by the time it reaches halfway to our shores.

    • Killing some fish. Get your tiny skull around the Fukushima situation. It is killing ALL of the oceans and going to work on the rain.

    • Dude….the 1/2 life of 137 is 30 years…not a year or 2….some of the 134 will be thru IT’S 1/2 life of 2 yrs…but it is not a gamma emitter, it emits damaging and still problematic beta pairs (high energy electron and an anti-nutrino)….HOWEVER….there IS matter being sent….and it will BE matter until it’s been under decay into a lower atomic state….hahahaha, do you really think that a gamma ray can alter it’s course once it’s emitted?.The distance of the emission even at the extreme…is measured in meters…but cannot span a distance, therefore, there is no radiation coming here in an energy only state….the emitter has to be here to emit the radiation… up kid

  8. Fake news. “Predicted” “Forecasted” “Feared”. No actual evidence it’s happening or will happen. The usfws pigs do this every fishing season to justify further restrict access to our PUBLIC waters and lands.

  9. OMG and Trump is in the headlines as a dead fish but THIS is a bit more important if we have to use a radiation detector at the grocery store to see if the fish are contaminated…………….

    • I said that years ago about taking a Geiger Counter along with me on my grocery shopping trips. but I think store security and management might not like that. and what if everything you check is radioactive ?

  10. You as a race,are being eliminated.White,Europeans are going the way of the American Indians.A foot note in the history of this little rock.Your deeds.are the seeds of your destruction.What you have done,Has caught the attention of those who remedy purification.And Man has made this place unlivable.Know this double helix.No stone unturned no evil spared.The deception of Noah,by Poseidon.The altered genes by the Anunnaki.The fact that they interfered.Will be weighed against mans soul.Fear God! for the world is forever changed.If you fouled this world?Well now?

  11. They have already proposed that Fukushima could be a disaster eliminating all life forms on earth. But…the wealthy could be storing lots of supplies in bunkers in hopes to ride out the 100 years…doubt that can be done, but bet they are trying. Even possibly trying another planet…

  12. This is BS fake news, so don’t worry. the photo above is after the salmon have spawned, yed this group is using it to create fear. The issue in the ocean that is hurting salmon is not radiation, but what the climatologists call the “blob” a very large body of warm water in the northern pacific. This warm water stops the cold water from upwelling from the depths, and cold water carry rich nutrients, which feed the phytoplankton which feeds the bigger fish. This happens during strong el nino years, yet this fake news group is just trying to scare folks. Crap news, as always from them.

  13. Radiation from Fukushima couldn’t possibly have affected the salmon. This is scare-mongering with no basis in science.

  14. Fake news maybe but only the numbers I would imagine as the Pacific Ocean is dying and or dead already from radiation from Japan. ANYONE with a brain could figure that one out. Anyone who eats from the Pacific Ocean is eating radioactive seafood

  15. This is from a news agitator source that fails to check on the accuracy of the articles they post and tends to appeal to those who prefer sensational fear mongering articles that often suggest that conspiracies are behind what is happening. This article provided no solid links between the the claimed fish kills on the west coast and the radiation leaking from the Fukushima triple reactor meltdown fiasco. It distracts attention away from global warming as a cause and such articles set up the activist community to look like fools under the guise that they are fighting the good fight. The Snopes websites contains a long list similar articles that attribute all kinds of damage claims to the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident. Most readers and sharers of articles like this never bother to do any critical analysis of them.

  16. when the pacific ocean glows in the dark, maybe then the nations of the world will take this fukushima disaster seriously!

  17. Larry….it’s NEUTRON, not neuron…anyway, there are no neutrons emitted by either of the Cesium atoms….the most deadly emission is 137s gamma rays….the other constituents are Beta emissions….which are electrons in their most highly energized states paired with an anti neutrino….and are emitted by both….they are called particles because their speed/energy is high, but their frequency/latent energy, is lower than a gamma ray. As soon as the reactor’s emissions are fully controlled and no longer a threat to leak anymore…it will take about 2 years until the 134s are thru their 1st half life…and about 30 years for the 137

    • The reactor has fallen into the ocean. They were reading 530 Sieverts inside just before it fell in. What can they do? They could not extract the rods before it fell and they damn sure cant now. Just wait for Godzilla to pop up nearby in a couple of years 🙂

  18. The worst worldwide disaster will continue to kill life all over the globe. We will drink or ingest its poisonous cocktail for the rest of humanity, however short that might be.

  19. Those low grassy shores, mountain ranges, condos right on the water, short fetch waves – looks like Shuswap Lake or nearby (off the Fraser/Thompson system) to me in which case those are spent fish that have spawned or been accidently poisoned. That’s not to say Fukushima isn’t poisoning the Pacific and isn’t a template for a slow doomsday event when any one of the 30 or so similar GE reactors around the world loses a cooling pond and is abandoned leading to similar with those nearby. But the first thing we will notice are cancers, fertility problems and mutations in larger creatures; radiation will NOT strike the tiny algal/planktonic organisms at all for lifetime and geometric reasons and if climate change and industrial poison doesn’t sweep them away with the rest of us hubristic dumbasses, they will go on happily maintaining the world long after our own abject departure.

  20. Please note that the photo you used on article is not on the US West Coast. It’s location is at the mouth of the Adam’s River in Shuswap Lake, BC, Canada. This is the largest spawning grounds for Sockeye Salmon in North America.
    It is over 400 miles from the ocean. This is a natural occurrence after the spawning of the sockeye salmon. They died after they have spawned. The dead salmon are very important for the eco system. They provide food for bears, eagles, many other animals and for the salmon fry. They also fertilize the forest.
    For more information please go to:

  21. Once the salmon have spawned, most of them deteriorate rapidly and die. This programmed senescence is “characterized by immunosuppression and organ deterioration.”[37][57][58] The Pacific salmon is the classic example of a semelparous animal. It lives for many years in the ocean before swimming to the freshwater stream of its birth, spawning, and then dying. Semelparous animals spawn once only in their lifetime. Semelparity is sometimes called “big bang” reproduction, since the single reproductive event of semelparous organisms is usually large and fatal to the spawners.[59] Most Atlantic salmon also die after spawning, but not all. About 5 to 10%, mostly female, return to the ocean where they can recover and spawn again.

  22. to think that USA has hundreds of nuclear power stations and if there are a prolonged electrical failures, look out for major catastrophies, radiation extreme. Nuclear is always extremely dangerous. Pandoras box.

  23. How stupid are government and private industry be to put a Nuclear reactor along any shore line in the worlds oceans. There are more of these disasters waiting for the tsunami’s to hit!

  24. You know If our whole fish and game system wasnt such a fucking joke and all them tree huggin hippy actually raised and planted bigger numbers of smolt and put them in the rivers we would get good runs of fish back minus a few thousand fucking sea lions

  25. Nuclear power is so goddamn dangerous insurance companies won’t touch them. They are insured by, guess who…you and your neighbors. The public! What does that tell you?

  26. I agree. I am from a fishing village in Alaska and I am very sorry for the radiated sea life in the Pacific Ocean. And for what? Nuclear Power? We are poisoned by vaccines, food-Monsanto, chemtrails, and radiated seafood. It’s heartbreaking.

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