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PHOTOS: Thousands of salmon released into South Surrey waters

Hatchery-raised chinook, steelhead fry hoped to give wild salmon a better chance of survival

Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club volunteers have been busy in recent weeks sending thousands of their charges out into the wild.

Officials say some 5,000 steelhead and 40,000 chinook have been released in the past two weeks – the chinook on April 28 into a stretch of the Little Campbell River that runs through the game club’s 1284 184 St. property, and the steelhead just last week, into the estuary at the foot of Stayte Road.

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The salmon fry – raised at the Little Campbell Hatchery – are essentially “sacrificial fish” that are hoped to give genetically superior wild salmon a better chance at survival, by catching the attention of predators such as seals, otters and eagles.
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Tracy Holmes

About the Author: Tracy Holmes

Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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