In the book they were talking about how in the lower 48 states they were putting fish from fish hatcheries in the rivers and the fish hatchery fish drove the wild salmon to extinction. I think we need to do a better job and put more research into what we do to help the salmon population. If we were to be more careful then we wouldnt have to spend even more money trying to fix our mistakes with the rivers.
In the beginning of the chapter it explains how the salmon population that used to be abundent throughout New England was brought to zero and how the memory of the local salmon was lost. This is one of the saddest things to happen to any kind of body of water. The people that used to have a love for the salmon are heartbroken when the fish no longer returns and the people responsible do nothing to make it better but instead goes and does it to another river. I wonder if its possible to reintroduce to the salmon into these areas that was once thriving with them.