Pink Salmon now responsible for Orcas downfall

Discussion in 'Conservation, Fishery Politics and Management.' started by sir-vivor, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Cant believe this, just about fell out of my chair.

    BC1 Just reported that "Another main contributor to the Orcas downfall is Pink Salmon, which are reducing the amount of food for the Chinook, causing reduction in Chinook, which is the Orca main food source bla bla bla"

    Did anyone else here such a crock of shit ! Maybe next they'll want to cull the Pink runs.

    Geeeeeeees
     
  2. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    Actually Dr. Andrew Trites, the SRKW guru, considers this a possibility. Lot's more to study, obviously.
     
  3. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

    Yet they have coexisted for how long without any issues?
     
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  4. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    I have not seen the data but I wonder if the declines started when Alaskan, Russian, Korean and Japanese pink salmon ranching started up.
     
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  5. Dogbreath

    Dogbreath Well-Known Member

    Without commenting directly on the over abundance 'issue' affecting SRKW I have seen NRKW feeding on schools of Pinks up at Whale Channel and quite the smart bunch of fish herders they were too.
     
  6. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    The SRKW don't have halve the skills NRKW have
     
  7. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    I posted it up its actually scientfic data. There is already this topic on the conservation thread. It came out a few weeks ago.
     
  8. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Oh , I just seen on TV, I'm dont watch much TV . But its ridiculous, we dont need to help Mother Nature in my opinion she's done just fine without us
     
  9. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    So your against hatchery's?
     
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  10. captmike

    captmike Active Member

    I tied up to a blacked boat in Kodiak who had to change from longlining to traps for blackcod since the killer whales had learned to strip his gear of fish-they would jog near his flagpole waiting for him to haul. Another fisherman had to leave the Cape St James area fishing halibut since killer whales had learned to pick his longline gear as he hauled. These orcas are smart and they are not called killer whales by accident but the SRKW mainly eat spring salmon?? with pink salmon in the millions every odd year,herring in the thousands of tons Oct-March,chum,coho and sockeye salmon. K pod (18) and L pod (35) of the SRKW mostly go S in the winter and one of those pods is in decline. I wonder who checks their feces to determine their diet during the swim to Calif-eating king salmon all the way S? 100,000 seals,100,000 sealions in Georgia Str -have yet to see a skinny one. These SRKW are starving to death with all these tasty fish and pinnipeds around? This is a made in BC/Wash problem? I'm looking forward to Dr. Andrew Trites talk on Feb 5.
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  11. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
  12. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Don't know where the H you got this from but , Mother Nature had provided for natures own way of reproducing, there wasn't need for hatchery's until MAN screwed it up, and thats all I'm saying .....
     
  13. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    Really, where did you come across this , can you share or post something , I'd love to read it ....
     

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