Three pesticides put north-west coast salmon survival at risk

(01/12/18)

A document from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) states that three organophosphorus pesticides widely used in the United States endanger the survival and recovery of endangered salmon and killer whales.

The biological opinion of the NMFS, released this week by the organization Earthjustice, is part of a deadline established by the Justice for the federal agency to determine the threat posed to salmon by agricultural pesticides chlorpyrifos, malathion and diazinon.

By determining that these organophosphorus products threaten the survival of salmon, the biological opinion offers three options of protective measures to avoid..........................................


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