Fraser River sockeye salmon are not just a fish. They're also the centerpiece in an ongoing political drama over endangered species, sustainable fishing, salmon farm parasites, etc., etc.
One thing that might get overlooked in the struggle is the actual fish. How are they doing? Here's one place to go for up-to-date information on how many salmon are coming home to spawn in the Fraser watershed.
Some information that we can kick around for a while, no doubt. Let's just hope the principals don't take a dive and call foul quite so easily as a World Cup footballer.