Read the CBC’s writeup on the upcoming chinook smolt release, facilitated by the South Vancouver Island Angler’s Coalition. An excerpt:
By the end of May, the first batch of around 220,000 young Chinook salmon will be released into the ocean to help feed B.C.’s endangered orcas.
The project, long in the works, is privately funded and was approved by the federal government last year. It involved catching wild fish and facilitating their reproduction in a hatchery — and now the smolts are set to be released off the docks of the Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina.
“It’s a win-win for everyone,” said Christopher Bos, president of the South Vancouver Island Angler’s Coalition.