This time of year marks an amazing opportunity to witness one of the world’s greatest animal migrations. From now until December, wild salmon are returning to their natal streams all across the province.
Some fish returning this year, like Fraser River pinks, survived the November 2021 flood events as small eggs buried in gravel and are returning in strong numbers. Other runs swam past the gauntlet of fish farms in the Discovery Islands as juvenile fish, where lice levels and parasite loads were amplified by the factory fish feedlots. On their journey home as adults, these wild fish navigated through various fisheries, past predators, and in the midst of record drought.
Despite the odds, salmon still return to our home waters each year. It’s something worth celebrating and we encourage you to get out to see it for yourself.