Category Archives: Science and Research

Restoring Habitats Close to Home

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Many of us think of wild salmon living in remote rivers and the ocean, but these remarkable fish might swim closer to your home than you may think. Right now, thousands of tiny salmon are making their journey to the ocean, through …

The Invisible Miracle

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Right now, one of the largest migrations in the animal world is happening here in B.C. While salmon are well known for their amazing journeys back to their home streams to spawn, they also start their lives with an incredible …

Safe Passage Campaign Update: Stan Proboszcz

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Right now, across our beautiful province, juvenile pink and chum salmon are emerging from rivers and streams and migrating through our coastal waters. These tiny fish have just begun one of nature’s most incredible journeys which will span thousands of …

Red Fish Up the River… Again

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Whether you know it, or not, Coquitlam is a salmon city. The name comes from the Coast Salish language where Kwikwetlem means “red fish up the river” after the red spawning colour of sockeye salmon. Unfortunately, the very sockeye salmon …

Salmon returns and fishing in BC: Highlights from the 2018 season

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Executive Summary Overall, last year (2018) was another dismal one for B.C.’s wild salmon. All along our coast, and across the province, formerly abundant wild salmon runs came back in desperately low numbers, leading to unprecedented fishing closures. Thankfully, a …