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.
Adding nutrients to the Puntledge River Watershed 4,700 chum salmon carcasses from the Puntledge River Hatchery have been added to the upper Puntledge River Watershed with funding from the FWCP. The carcasses will introduce essential […]
New public representative joins our Coastal Region board Meet Ian Routley, the newest public representative appointed to our Coastal Region board following a competitive process. Ian grew up on Vancouver Island where he developed a […]
Restoring riparian habitat in the Puntledge River Watershed A building covering 233 m2 was demolished and 117 m2 of concrete was removed from the former sawmill site. An updated restoration design was completed, alongside a […]