Blue Fish Radio: What we’re learning from 100-year-old sockeye salmon DNA

Blue Fish Radio

SFU salmon researcher Michael Price

Outdoor Canada is pleased to present Blue Fish Radio—podcasts about the future of fish and fishing in Canada. The program, produced and hosted by Lawrence Gunther, is dedicated to sharing first-hand angling knowledge, scientific discoveries and supporting local champions who protect and enhance their waters.

Michael Price (above) is a doctoral student at B.C.’s Simon Fraser University, and the lead author of a recently published article examing newly discovered 100-year-old Skeena River sockeye salmon DNA. The DNA comes from an extensive collection of early 20th-century scale samples, recorded along with each fish’s weight, length and sex, and the date it was caught.


In this episode, Price talks to Blue Fish Radio host/producer Lawrence Gunther about how this trove of data is providing a deeper understanding of the Skeena’s sockeye, and how it will be used to help ensure the species’ survival.

Learn more about Michael Price’s work

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