Protecting the salmon future
Ocean conditions have a profound effect on the distribution, growth, and survival of salmon.
Predicting specific effects of climate change on salmon in their marine environment is difficult due to limited knowledge of the marine habits of salmon, combined with uncertainties about how marine habitats will be affected by climate change.
We know ocean temperatures are increasing. We also know there are more salmon in the North Pacific than at any point in the past 100 years. By accounting for how warming and increasing competition interact to affect salmon survival, we can help inform decision makers on potential changes in salmon productivity to better plan for an uncertain future.