Researcher lays out three major possibilities for Alaska king salmon crash

Ed Farley, of NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center Auke Bay Laboratory in Juneau, laid out some of the reasons why scientists think chinook stocks have been in precipitous decline. But like other scientists who met this fall for a symposium dedicated solely to the issue of Chinooks, the answer remained the same — no one really knows, and only one thing can help moving forward — more money to study the scientific reason for the decline. Read more