Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fraser Sockeye Return Looking Strong

Up and down the coast from the Columbia River to Northern BC, sockeye returns are surging, fueled by favorable ocean conditions during the spring of 2008. The Fraser River, historically BC's largest sockeye run has experienced troubling declines over the last two decades and last years return fell almost 10 million fish short of the preseason forecast. This year however, the Fraser is exceeding expectations, raising hopes that the once prolific returns of sockeye will hold on for another year. Sockeye returns to the Adams River cycle with four year peaks in abundance, this year was expected to be a strong run however the updated run forecast of 14 million fish is well in excess of predictions. More information in The Province:

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