Salmon’s future tied to food supply

Sep 13 2012 - 2:17pm

The fate of the tiny fish that are crucial to Idaho's salmon when they live in the ocean lies with a panel that's meeting in Boise this week.

Sardines, herring, smelt and other small fish make up as much as 50 percent of the diet of salmon during the one to three years they spend in the Pacific. But with increasing world demand for protein, these tiny fish are being relied upon to feed farmed fish, livestock and chickens.

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