“KAYAKERS Apryle Craig and Phil Magistro embarked on their “Go Wild” expedition to visit salmon farms along the coast of British Columbia and to raise awareness for the decline of wild Pacific salmon.
“Salmon are the backbone of the ecosystem here,” Craig said. “So many things depend on them. Without the salmon, there won’t be bears, bald eagles or orcas.”
Magistro said that, in eight years, there is expected to be localized extinction of pink and chum salmon in the Pacific Northwest.
“These are the two most popular salmon species here,” he said. “This is a repeat of what happened in Europe and the old-world countries. But we can change that.”