NPR: B.C. Sees Largest Sockeye Salmon Run in Almost 100 Years

October 27, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

“One theory behind this year’s outsize salmon run suggests that ash from the volcanic eruption of Kasatochi in 2008 put nutrients into the Gulf of Alaska — and that, in turn, put out a smorgasbord of diatoms for the adolescent salmon to eat.” Bill Chappel explores the possible reasons for the dramatic increase in sockeye salmon in the Fraser River this year.
Be sure to check out the BBC’s excellent coverage of northwest fisheries as well.