The Formosan salmon is probably one of the most endangered species on the island. Though it is not a game fish as it is protected in Taiwan, it is worth noting that is a subspecies of the cherry salmon, a popular sport fishing species in Japan and Korea. The following story highlights many of the problems of overdevelopment and human encroachment affecting all native fish species on the island, including game fish.
Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) A university professor who has spent nearly half of his career researching the endangered Formosan landlocked salmon recently published a book to raise awareness in Taiwan of how the species should be better protected.
James Wang, a professor with National Taiwan Normal University's Graduate Institute of Environmental Education, said Taiwan should try to save the species not simply because it is rare, but because there exists a direct relationship between its population distribution and the environment.