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Blue Dot: State of the Salmon: A look at the problems facing NorCal's Chinook salmon

Chinook Salmon
Image Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Chinook Salmon

Blue Dot examines the state of the Chinook salmon fishery in Northern California and the west coast from three perspectives. Dave first visits with Robin Ehlke, a salmon expert for the Pacific Fisheries Management Council based in Portland, Oregon.

Next up is an in-depth conversation with Brett Glayean, the Project Manager for the Coleman National Fish Hatchery Complex near Redding, California.

Finally, Dave talks with Sacramento River fishing guide Jason Thatcher, whose livelihood depends on healthy fisheries and who has seen firsthand the decline in Chinook salmon over the years.

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.