Lyle said the pinks are all released (600,000) although some are still hanging around. 63,000 Chinook are hatched and in Capilano Troughs except a few trays that are still yet to button up. Not all Coho are hatched yet (due to a couple of late egg takes) but, once they are we’ll reach our 60,000 limit. The new #2 trap installed last summer accounted for over half of the brood salmon from traps this year; a real success. It also gave us an accurate count of returning fish using the Rippingale spawning areas. The chum in #2 pond will be released end of April.
The Coho that we have been hand feeding all winter are ready for the next stage of their journey. The smoults will be released next Tuesday (April 18) with the help of our friends from Cari High. This is an exciting event for us as this is the objective of all our efforts of the past season.
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