I grew up in New England and witnessed first hand what pollution and over fishing can do to the health of rivers. The Atlantic salmon which no longer has a salmon run and trout that aren’t recommended to eat because of pollution. I have lived and worked on many rivers out west and can see the same thing happening with the salmon runs out there as well. The salmon and trout species to me are a indicator species to the health of rivers not only in this country but all around the world. We need to protect our waters not only for health of the planet but for drinking water. It’s the right thing to do period!!
Salmon the Indicator Species