PFMC Adopts Salmon Measures to Help Southern Resident Killer Whales
The Pacific Fishery Management Council unanimously adopted new ocean salmon fishing regulations last week to help save critically endangered Southern Resident killer whales from extinction. While the birth of two calves this year was welcome news, Southern Residents face an uncertain future with only 74 individuals left and a diet almost entirely comprised of declining salmon populations, especially Chinook salmon, Oceana said in a press release.
Pacific salmon, primarily Chinook salmon, are 99 percent of the diet of Southern Resident killer ...
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