In “How to boost salmon populations” [Opinion, Nov. 6], the authors admit that ocean conditions were a factor in recent record returns. But they give most credit to spill — the practice of shooting water over hydropower dams to help speed fish to the ocean.
Yet young salmon spend less than a month in the hydropower system where spill affects them, versus three to four years in the ocean. They face death from commercial, sport and tribal harvest. Some never make it past the hungry sea lions, whichMore