Last year they tried to save 900. Only 70 made it back. The year before that, only 32 survived. This is life for the Inner Bay of Fundy Salmon, a particular breed of Atlantic salmon that have been populating rivers around the bay for more than 10,000 years. Today there may be as few as 200 left.
So why save this fish? And how? What does it mean to the ecosystem, and to Atlantic Canada in general? How much does it cost to physically protect hundreds of salmon each year and return them to the rivers when it’s time to spawn? Why is the government doing this and will it work? In a world where species go extinct every day, do we have a duty to try to save every one we can?
GUEST: Lindsay Jones, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail