10 Jan '18, 1pm

Salmon and Orca Survival Threatened by Chlorpyrifos Pesticide: Government Report

A group of three widely used agricultural pesticides jeopardizes the survival of endangered salmon , according to a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) biological opinion unveiled this week. Chlorpyrifos , malathion and diazinon—all organophosphate pesticides—harm salmon and their habitat to the point that their survival and recovery are at risk, according to the report . Southern Resident Killer Whales, or orcas, are also at risk as they depend on salmon. The NMFS crafted the report to comply with a 2014 court deadline for the agency to determine whether these pesticides threatened salmon with extinction. Upon determining that these organophosphates jeopardize salmon survival, the biological opinion offers three options for protective measures to avoid that outcome with a variety of measures including buffer zones, spray reduction technologies and pesticide stewardsh...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/chlorpyrifos-pesticide-salmon-ea...

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