Studying summer Chinook in the Puntledge River Watershed
Tissue sampling for this study began in 2013. In total, 2,889 samples were successfully genotyped. There was no significant effect (p > 0.05) of parental return time on progeny return time. The retention of eggs from Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD) positive females for rearing will be an important factor contributing to the maintenance of genetic diversity in the hatchery population. Additional DNA sampling on 2019 returns may provide a more complete analysis for assessing heritability of run-timing, and improve understanding of the effects of parental Chinook return migration time and BKD status on their progeny. Aligns with the Puntledge River Watershed Action Plan as a Level 1 priority — “Research & Information Acquisition” action.
Building awareness of salmon in the Shuswap River Watershed Salmon awareness programs, led by the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre, reached approximately 2,300 students, teachers, and adults. The programs aim to foster support for the long-term survival […]
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 […]
Assessing white-nose syndrome mitigation options in the Stave River Watershed Bat roosts at two Stave sites have been inoculated with a probiotic-laden clay powder to protect against WNS in this project by the Wildlife Conservation […]