“Reaching this milestone is something that the region can truly celebrate,” said Paul Lumley, Executive Director of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. “The success of this fall chinook run reflects the region’s commitment to healthy salmon runs and the collaborative spirit that has made it possible. While we can celebrate this year’s return, our protection and restoration work will continue. The lessons the region has learned in achieving the success we’ve seen so far will help us address upcoming impacts such as the predicted El Niño this winter and the long-term effects of climate change.”
The 2015 Bonneville Fish Count on CRITFC’s website presently reads that over 938,700 have passed on their journey up the Columbia.
SRC: Read more about this record and fall chinook here: www.critfc.org/fall-chinook-set-new-mcnary-dam-record/
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