Alexandra Morton has been on a crusade for over 20 years to rid her adopted country, Canada, of salmon farms. Her mission is clear and her methods are now also clear: misrepresent, fear monger, manipulate and bully. These are the pink salmon she told everyone were going to be extinct …
British Columbia salmon return one of largest seen in region – BBC, September 11, 2013
Pink salmon, shown in a file photograph, have a lifespan of two years
An estimated 26 million pink salmon have crowded British Columbia’s waterways, nearly three times more fish than expected, officials have reported.
Roughly 17 million of the fish, which have a two-year life cycle, returned from the ocean in 2011.
This month’s salmon run is one of the largest ever seen in north-west British Columbia, officials have said.
“It is a really good return this year, and we’re quite pleased to see it,” Les Jantz, area director for the British Columbia Interior, told the BBC.
Mr Jantz said large pink salmon returns had been reported in the US state of Alaska, which could foreshadow significant sockeye salmon returns after a low season.
Bumper return of pink salmon surge up B.C.’s rivers
Strong pink salmon run a boon for Bellingham Cold Storage
BELLINGHAM – This year’s pink salmon run is looking good, both locally and regionally.
Business is going strong at Bellingham Cold Storage, which helps process, pack and ship salmon throughout the season.
Dungeness River has biggest salmon run in a half-century
Pink salmon, also known as humpbacks or humpies, are thick in the Dungeness River watershed this year.
SEQUIM — The biggest run of pink salmon in the Dungeness River since 1963 is underway.
The biannual summer run of pink salmon, also known as humpbacks or humpies, has filled the river with spawning fish so full that people easily can see the fish just about anywhere in the Dungeness River, said Scott Chitwood, natural resources director of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe.
Pink salmon back in big numbers
Although it’s only the first few days of September, it’s looking like a good start to fall for fisherman in the Comox Valley.
No end in sight just yet for huge pink salmon return
The fun times for pink salmon keep on rolling, and it looks like the migrating coho are bringing up the rear from the Strait of Juan de Fuca clear into Puget Sound…The Pacific Salmon Commission has now updated the run-size estimate of Fraser River pinks to a whopping 24-million compared to a preseason forecast of more than 8.9-million.
“Wall of Salmon”, Island Pool 2013 – Campbell River, B.C.
Destiny River Adventures, Sept 3, 2013 (10:29 min)
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Reference: Fraser River Panel FRP News Releases and Regulatory Announcements
Pacific Salmon Commission website at: http://www.psc.org/news_frpnews.htm
Historic return for pink salmon
Over one million return to Campbell/Quinsam
By Neil Cameron, The Courier-Islander September 27, 2013
Pink salmon returns to the Campbell and Quinsam Rivers hit a historic high of over one million fish this year. It is the highest total on record since the Quinsam Hatchery opened over 35 years ago.
Tsolum pink run so good, hatchery not needed
Comox Valley Echo September 27, 2013
A healthy return of 60,000 pink salmon this year is rewarding years of hard work by the Tsolum River Restoration Society (TRRS)…”This is the best run since 1958!” said Wayne White, President of the TRRS, “This is the kind of run we would like to see every year.”
Pink salmon showing healthy returns in North and West Vancouver
Brent Richter and Anne Watson / North Shore News, September 26, 2013
Salmon are returning to the streams on the North Shore — some of them, like pinks, in record numbers this year.