Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Sockeye Salmon In the Williams Lake River Valley

From the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society:

Last week while trapping for Interior Coho Fry in the Williams Lake River Valley volunteers from the CCCS's trapping project were excited to view hundreds of Sockeye Salmon making their way up the Williams Lake river. The River was full of colour and movement and the salmons' eggs were viewable along the stream edge!

Speaking with a local fisheries technician, it was found that just by chance a dead salmon they had chosen to take DNA samples from had a piece of line sticking out of its' mouth. When pulled on, it turned out to be attached to a transmitter! It has been sent away to find out which stock these fish originate from.

Theoretically, these fish could even make there way up to Lac La Hache! A great opportunity to view these amazing salmon.

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