Millions of people throughout the world enjoy the special flavor of salmon, which is considered a delicacy and demands a premium price. However, if we are not careful, this species of fish will disappear forever. Take our quiz on the salmon population and learn more about ways that can help preserve this special fish for future generations.
In what percentage of streams in California, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho where salmon once swarmed are this fish now extinct?
What did anglers formerly say about the rivers full of wild salmon?
cross over rivers on the fish’s backs
boats rode on the fish’s backs
one could not see the water
By what percentage did Atlantic salmon catches drop between 1970 and 2000?
What percentage of the salmon population is endangered in the UK?
What is even more troubling about the salmon decline than the loss of the species?
How many species of predators use salmon as their main source of sustenance?
What is perhaps a surprising benefit of having an abundance of salmon population in the waterways, even when they die?
significant source of food for vultures and scavengers
significant source of nutrients and fertilizer
significant source of food for shellfish
Will salmon still spawn if they cannot reach the spawning grounds where they were hatched?
less than 40 percent will spawn somewhere else
no, they will die without spawning
yes, they will simply find another spot
What do researchers call the primary reasons for the decline of salmon populations?
How many species of salmon are there?
What is the first of the four Hs affecting salmon populations?
As an example of harvest problems, what was the quota that Canada placed on Atlantic salmon catches in 1917, when an estimated 8 million salmon were expected to return to their rivers?
What is one place that is an exception to the allowance of overfishing of salmon by governments?
Does eating farmed salmon rather than wild-caught salmon help sustain the wild salmon population?
Choosing farmed salmon does not make any impact on wild salmon stocks.
Choosing farmed salmon is very beneficial to improving wild salmon stocks.