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Aquatic Invasive Impacts on Pacific Salmon

17 May 2024

PACIFIC SALMON (Oncorhynchus spp.) Pacific salmon is an iconic group of fish found in the genus Oncorhynchus of the family Salmonidae. [...] Five species of Pacific salmon have been integral parts of BC’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and are crucially important to the Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest since time immemorial: chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), sockeye salmon (O. [...] Shawna Kiesman AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES AND THEIR IMPACTS ON PACIFIC SALMON Predation: Several invasive fish species including northern pike (Esox lucius), and large and smallmouth bass (Micropterus salmoides and M. [...] These conditions collectively impact the growth and development of salmon across all life stages, as well as the migration, feeding and reproductive abilities of juveniles and adults. [...] Biological Synopsis of Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2009 The role of waterbirds in the dispersal of aquatic alien and invasive species, Diversity and Distributions 2015.
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