“We’re seeing waters and rivers across the province approaching or even exceeding lethal limits for salmon right now.”
It seems the unprecedented hot temperatures aren’t only creating major wildfires.
Salmon are roasting too.
“The salmon migrating up the rivers right now are encountering water temperatures that are either causing them serious harm and affecting their chance of reproducing successfully or killing them outright.”
Aaron Hill with Watershed Watch Salmon Society says fish are dying before they’re able to even spawn.
Leading to a drop in numbers for the next generation as well.
Hill says at this point the Federal Government needs to keep an eye on this and respond accordingly, in order to keep what little salmon are left safe.