The following is an excerpt from an article by Eric Barker published in The Lewiston Morning-Tribune, August 9, 2019
Five adult sockeye have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho’s Stanley Basin in the shadow of the Sawtooth Mountains.
If fisheries managers are correct, only a few dozen more will follow. Idaho’s most endangered fish is expected to have one of its worst showings in more than a decade. Eric Johnson, a fisheries biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game at Eagle said only 25 to 30 adult Snake River sockeye may return this year.
“This will be the lowest return we have seen in the past 10 years,” he said. “Our 2009 to 2018 average has been 620 adults.”
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