Think globally Act locally
We were reminded recently that salmon are a global species facing everywhere similar pressure. We received a recent email from Lithuania, a small Nordic county that has its own “Hemphill” dam problem. Apparently recent flooding and restoration work have destroyed the salmon spawning beds. There is a local controversy around whether to retain the dam or remove the dam. Although Google Translate leaves some holes, you can get a gist of the argument and see the struggles of our fellow citizens across the Atlantic.
The defenders of salmon, Lašišos Dienoraštis which translates as “salmon blog,” can be reached on Facebook at:
Shown below, courtesy of awesomeocean website, is a map of the original global distribution of salmon.