As everyone knows, fishermen want to catch salmon, and conservationists want to preserve salmon numbers. So how can these two competing aims be reconciled? Well according to some researchers at the University of Washington, a new innovative DNA profiling technology may grant both parties their wish. As reported by the Environmental News Network, the university scientists have spent years profiling thousands of salmon in Alaska, and by applying statistical analysis they have developed a predictive program that can determine which streams, rivers and lakes will have an abundance of salmon for fishing, and which ones will be weak in numbers and need protection. Hopefully this Salmon profiling technique will spawn a new way of fishy thinking.