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Historic Coquitlam Sockeye Smolt Release Celebration

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The first of some 5,000 sockeye were released to the Coquitlam River in a special ceremony led by the Kwikwetlem First Nation on April 20, 2017. This is likely the largest release of Coquitlam sockeye in over 100 years (since sockeye …

Adams River Salute to the Sockeye

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This Thanksgiving weekend I am thankful for the opportunity to witness the Adams River sockeye return with my eight year old daughter. I wasn’t much older than her the first time I went to the Adams and it had a huge impact …

Fraser sockeye report from Watershed Watch Ecologist Aaron Hill

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The final part of the Fraser sockeye run is now entering the river. We hit the water last week with our allies at Raincoast to monitor the commercial sockeye fishery, which was supposed to close on Monday, Sept. 15th to protect endangered Interior Fraser …

Polley Mine Tailings Pond Breach Potentially Devastating for Salmon

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On the morning of Monday, August 4, 2014, the containment wall of a tailings pond at the Mount Polley mine ruptured spilling a vast amount of contaminated water into the river systems downstream from the mine. Unfortunately, this occurred just …

Media coverage of the threat heavily fishing sockeye poses to endangered salmon stocks

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Last week, Watershed Watch, SkeenaWild and Raincoast issued a media release and backgrounder highlighting the threat that DFO’s latest fishing plans pose to endangered salmon stocks, such as Interior Fraser coho. Although sockeye returns are predicted to be large this fall, …