Salmon Counts in the Bay Are Way Up; The FDA Won’t Ban BPA

• Good news for fishermen: The number of salmon returning to San Francisco Bay and swimming up the Sacramento River to spawn this year is way higher than expected. [Oakland North]

• This past weekend the Chron’s 49 Square Miles project visited the foodie section of Dogpatch that’s home to Piccino and Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous, among other spots. [Chron]

• If you thought you were being responsible by choosing small fish like sardines over big ones, think again: a group of marine scientists is calling for fisheries to catch these so-called “forage fish” at half the current rate. [NYT]

• The FDA has opted not to ban the industrial chemical known as BPA (found in plastic water bottles and canned food), despite a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council. [Salt/NPR]

• Here’s one more reason to avoid fast food: a study shows it’s linked to depression. So should we start calling them Unhappy Meals? [Telegraph UK]

• Speaking of, today Burger King launches changes a year in the making, adding smoothies, chicken strips, and snack wraps to its lineup. [WP]

• Serious flooding in Fiji has many trapped on the island’s resorts, some of which are starting to run low on food and water. [ABC AU]

Salmon Counts in the Bay Are Way Up; The FDA Won’t Ban BPA