The Skeena River Sockeye Salmon population in on a list of globally threatened species. The International Conservation Union has added three of the sub populations to their red list with.
The Morice-Nanik a has been labelled critically endangered with the population experiencing more than an 80 percent decline. The Upper Skeena Population is endangered with a 50 to 80 percent decline and the Lower Skeena population is s listed as vulnerable at a decline of 30 to 50 percent.
The findings are based upon a study of 33 genetically unique salmon species grouped into 5 sub-groups that were studied over a 12 year period.