Pink salmon appear to be beneficiaries of climate change as ocean temperatures warm globally.

A global report published earlier this year by Canada's North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) reviewing pink salmon in the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans shows the fish, already the most widely distributed Pacific salmon species in the northern hemisphere, has expanded even in recent years.

In the Atlantic, pinks have likely produced self-sustaining populations in northern Norway, Scotland, and Iceland.

The report was put together as part of a Northern Hemisphere Pink Salmon Expert Group with input from several scientific agencies, including NOAA, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Inland Fisheries Ireland, Norway's Institute of Marine Research and Fisheries Management Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, among others.