Over a quarter of a million Chinook smolts released in effort to rebuild population
Every year, the FWCP contributes to the Puntledge River Hatchery in Courtenay to support the production of Chinook and help rebuild stocks of this species of high conservation concern. A recent report from the hatchery (2020) confirms that 264,239 Chinook smolts were released as part of an ongoing effort to recover populations of Pacific salmon. Just a few months later, broodstock were collected and held until ready to spawn. These mature fish will be bred to produce smolts for future release.
Coastal Region Board Members (October 2023) are responsible for guiding the FWCP’s work. Their work is supported by fish and wildlife technical committees. Board members pictured, left to right: Mark Peters, Ryan Stewart, Scott Barrett, […]
Glen Cartwright, Coastal Region board public representative Long-time conservationist Glen Cartwright is the newest public representative on our Coastal Region board. Glen was raised just west of Williams Lake. Living on the land brought him […]
Early engagement backgrounder and overview Introduction to the FWCP What is the FWCP? The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First […]