Fly Fishers' Republic

Genomic Signals

January 19, 2011

by Raif Killips

Genomic Signals

The Independent reports, if rather late, scientists have mapped genomic signals in search of an explanation for the crash in stocks of Canadian Pacific salmon. Their study focused on sockeye and implicated viral attacks, but doesn’t provide an explanation for crashes in other stocks of salmon. So the work continues… if funding permits!?

For a more detailed report and some interesting reader comments, go to Scientific American or do a Google search ‘Crash in stocks of Canadian Pacific salmon‘.

Update (Thursday 20th 2011): Further reading at the Pacific Salmon Commission.