Unprecedented declines in Alaska king salmon… related to impact from Fukushima? No comment, says NOAA biologist — Record low numbers seen in major fishery on Canada’s west coast, “alarming decrease”

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Juneau Empire, Dec. 29, 2013: […] the king [chinook] salmon — has fallen from its throne. […] Alaska has seen unprecedented declines in recent years […] scientists like Joe Orsi and Jim Murphy, both fisheries research biologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are digging deeper into […] the cause of the startling downward trend. […] When asked about the potential impact Fukushima may be having on king salmon stocks in the Gulf of Alaska and elsewhere in the state, Orsi would not comment.   “I’ve been told to refer you to the (Environmental Protection Agency),” he said, “Because I’m not an expert on the topic.” Calls and emails to the EPA were not returned in time and digging on the federal agency’s site revealed no current information on radiation from the Fukushima disaster. The last posted monitoring results occurred in June of 2011.

Surface water distribution of Fukushima 137Cs in 2012 (Aoyama et al., 2013; G. Hong, pers. comm.)

Bellingham Herald, Dec. 5, 2013: “[…] we see from test fisheries that the Chinook numbers returning to the Fraser River system were at a record low,” explained Ken Balcomb, executive director and principal investigator for The Center for Research and a science advisor to the whale watch association. […] [An] alarming decrease of an important identified food resource […]

Islander Sound, Dec. 25, 2013: [A] dismal return of Chinook salmon to the Fraser River.

Salmon Fishing in British Columbia, Canada: There are two major salmon runs of Chinook that are targeted by anglers; the Fraser river [and] Harrison River.

December 2013: Previously unpublished map from gov’t scientists shows Fukushima plume already at Alaska coast (PHOTO)

November 2013: CBC Headline: Radiation from Fukushima arrives on Alaska coast — University scientists concerned — “Is the food supply safe?… I don’t think anyone can really answer that”

September 2013:

US Gov’t: Alaska island “appears to show impacts from Fukushima” — “Significant cesium isotope signature” detecte


3 thoughts on “Unprecedented declines in Alaska king salmon… related to impact from Fukushima? No comment, says NOAA biologist — Record low numbers seen in major fishery on Canada’s west coast, “alarming decrease”

  1. Maybe no one wants to have sex with the genetically engineered salmon.

    If they want to find out if it’s related to Fukushima, why don’t they just test the things for radiation?…..I think they already did, and that’s why you get “no comment” from the NOAA.

    1. Really want to find out if Salmon is radioactive? Serve it up at the next White House state dinner, then see who eats if.

  2. There is definitely some weird shit going on. The govt is not going to say anything that would cause a panic with the sheeple. I listened to Henry’s broadcast before Christmas when he had that guy on debating JD. Personally I agree with JD that we are being irradiated from Fukishima and all the other leaking nuke plants. You can’t be releasing that amount of radioactive material into the environment and it be so diluted (according to Henry’s guest) that it has no effect on the environment. I realize that their are people out there that push fear, and there are people that push that everything is just fine. So who do you believe? Or, is there a bigger conspiracy that they’re killing off the natural salmon so they can push their GMO salmon on us. I guess its time to fire up the aquaponics system.

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