Asian influences

Last week, federal Liberal parliamentarian Ujjal Dosanjh called for an cross-border conference to address the collapse of the Fraser River's sockeye salmon run. But, in an interview on Public Eye Radio, former fisheries and oceans minister David Anderson said, "If we want successful salmon summits, we have to start bringing in the Russians, the Japanese, the North Koreans and others."

"We have about five billion artificially-raised Pacific salmon going into the ocean from hatcheries from mostly on the Western side - in Russia, Japan, North Korea - on the other side of the ocean," he explained. "So we don't know what those artificially-raised fish do to the natural populations of fix they mix with on the other side of the ocean."

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