Update Dec 17 to counts.
It’s been a tough autumn this year at the Colquitz River fish counting fence. Community volunteers, carrying on the legacy of the Colquitz Salmonid Stewardhip & Education Society, have been tracking the returning salmon – primarily coho – and giving them a boost upstream to preferred spawning grounds. It has proved to be a very poor year for returning coho.
The numbers from Oct 3 to Dec 7, when the fence was removed:
|mort, coho female||1|
At mid-December 2014, the count was:
|unknown, seen going round the fence||20|
A grim year for returns.