Saving BC's Wild Salmon

Monday, January 04, 2010
Wild Pacific salmon – sockeye, coho, chum, chinook and pink – have always been at the heart of life and culture on the coast of British Columbia. But now, as wild salmon numbers decline steeply, the very existence of our once mighty salmon runs is at stake. Though Canada’s wild Pacific salmon spend most of their lives ranging the sea – either far out in the open Pacific Ocean or plying the waters of BC’s inland inlets and sheltered bays – they eventually return to their home rivers and streams to spawn. Some salmon may need to swim only a short distance inland to their spawning grounds, while others travel all the way to the Rocky Mountains, an amazing journey of thousands of kilometres.

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