Nez Perce Study Shows Snake River Basin Salmon/Steelhead At Risk Of Extinction; Tribe Says Emergency Actions Needed

Natural origin spring/summer chinook salmon adult returns to the Snake River basin are declining at a rate of 19 percent each year and 77 percent of Snake River spring/summer chinook populations will fall below a quasi-extinction risk threshold of 50 fish for each distinct population by 2025 without emergency actions, Nez Perce tribal fisheries biologists warned this week.

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