Pacific pink salmon in the River Ness – 2017 the year of the ‘humpback’

The Pacific pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) is native to Pacific and Arctic coastal waters and rivers, from the Sacramento River in northern California to the Mackenzie River in Canada; and in the west from the Lena River in Siberia to Korea and Honshu in Japan. They were introduced to some Russian rivers in the Barent and White Sea areas between the 1960s and 1990s. They have slowly spread westwards and have now colonised some northern Norwegian rivers where self-sustaining populations have now established. Small numbers of pink salmon have turned up in UK rivers for several decades, but this year has seen by far the largest number of fish captured in any single year. Rod Catches On the 6th July 2017…

Source: NESS DSFB – Pacific pink salmon in the River Ness – 2017 the year of the ‘humpback’