The bear necessities of the salmon fishery

Vancouver Sun

April 20, 2012

By Misty MacDuffee, Chris Darimont and Chris Genovali

As Earth Day approaches on Sunday our thoughts turn to two of the most iconic species in British Columbia, wild salmon and grizzly bears, as well as their intertwined relationship and how the choices we make are inextricably linked to their fates.

Despite the knowledge that many species depend on salmon, humans have never managed fisheries with wildlife in mind. A salmon can enter a fishing net or the mouth of a grizzly bear, but can we manage for the interests of both?

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