This blog is filled with important information, some of it feels pretty doom and gloom about the state of the Frasier River system. I wanted to retain the good feelings of a great sockeye season but also wanted to address this question that many of you have been wondering:
If the Frasier River is not doing well, then how do you explain this sockeye run?
So, Are Frasier River Salmon In Trouble? or what?
|Sockeye Face (photo from Alexandra Morton's webpage)|
The 2010 Fraser Sockeye return is a phenomena. The fishermen have not seen it this good for 50 years. They keep thinking the last sockeye has entered Johnstone Strait, but the fish just keep pouring in from the Pacific at both ends of Vancouver Island. I go and float with them every morning in Queen Charlotte Strait and watch them finning all around me, rolling at the surface like porpoises, always pointing south, never stopping. Hundreds of miles away newspapers in Fraser River towns are reporting an economic boon from all the people pouring in to the fish. (read the rest of this article)
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