Canadian officials are getting creative with solutions to get spawning salmon past a 16FT waterfall. Big Bar experienced a massive landslide resulting in the huge barrier for returning salmon populations. Officials are planning to airlift the salmon over the obstruction so that they can successfully spawn. Read about their plan here.
The salmon cannon is not a new invention, but the internet is just now grabbing a hold of it. Check out the CNN article here to see some of the reactions online. Keep an eye on the FISH Facebook page for updates on the salmon cannon and how it’s being used to transport salmon to their spawning grounds.
A Coho and Chinook Hybrid Found Off the Coast of B.C.
A member of the Cowichan Tribes discovered a hybrid salmon while tagging fish on Vancouver Island! The salmon was verified to be a second generation coho/chinook hybrid. Learn more about the discovery and what could have caused it HERE.