NILE CREEK HATCHERY AND PINK SALMON(click on Picture for full story)

NILE CREEK HATCHERY AND PINK SALMON Nile Creek  hatchery was established about 25 years ago. It has been staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers since then. Our pink salmon come from Quinsam hatchery each fall. The annual egg take occurs in late September and we pick up about one million eggs one month later. …

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 – The year comes to a close, but the process starts anew

The hatchery and tanks have been cleaned and prepped awaiting the arrival of this year’s eggs from the Quinsam River Hatchery. Once the eggs are in the tanks, caring of them begins; dead picking until the Alevin emerge. The daily process of taking and recording of water temperatures will continue through the new year. All …

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Oct 2015: Re-Planting Annie Creek

Annie Creek Restoration Site
Annie Creek Restoration Site

Through our collaboration with Trout Unlimited Canada and Vancouver Island University, a program was initiated called the Nile Creek – Qualicum Bay Watershed Renewal Program. Through this program, data collection and assessments on all our local streams has been done over the last five years by biologist, Marc Gaboury, and university fisheries students.

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OCTOBER 2015 – Fallen Trees Block Passage of Returning Pinks

Wind, heavy rains and weakened banks caused several alders to fall across the creek creating yet more obstacles for the few returning pinks. The homeowner located midway up Charlton Drive reported the problem and assisted in the removal of the fallen trees. Many thanks to Phil, Bob, Corley, Gord and Jack for wading in and …

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