2019 is International Year of the Salmon
2019 has been declared the International Year of the Salmon.
Launched by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission and the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO), the project sets out to protect salmon by bringing countries together to share knowledge, raise public awareness and take action.
An expedition aboard a Russian ship from Vladivostok to Dutch Harbor is one of the project's highlights. Dr Dick Beamish, Emeritus Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, told participants Friday at the conclusion of Seafood West Summit 2018 in Campbell River, BC that the expedition could result in new research that will make the discoveries scientists need to actively forecast salmon abundance. “The expedition will make discoveries that will impact how we do salmon research in the future,” he said.
Beamish will be joined by 17 other scientists in the privately-funded exhibition.