Salmon NationEdited by Edward C. Wolf and Seth Zuckerman,Ecotrust, 1999, 80 pages This essay is excerpted from the new book Salmon Nation: People and Fish at the Edge, published by the environmental group Ecotrust. Thirty percent of the world's salmon now come from hatcheries, but wild fish account for only another twenty to thirty percent. Almost all of those wild fish come from waters around Alaska and British Columbia, northern waters where runs are mostly intact. These are the waters from which we harvest volumes comparable to those native people caught for thousands of years, that is, in those places …
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