Bowser Elementary Hatchery Visit – Nov18

November 18th saw two classes from Bowser Elementary visit our hatchery. Approximately 50 students took part in the tour that included information on how the eggs are handled on their arrival from the Quinsam River hatchery until they are fully developed and released. The day before the visit fish traps were placed in the side …

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PINK SALMON: LIFE AT SEA by Dr. Robert Niedermayer

After fry move to the open ocean their pathways become very diverse. They may spend several months in estuaries along the shoreline or move directly into the open sea, traveling up to 60 km. from shore, In either instance they quickly form into schools as large as hundreds of thousands. It is generally thought that …

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The Eggs Have Arrived!

Volunteers from the NCES on November 12th. drove up to the Quinsam Hatchery in Campbell River and received and transported to the Nile Creek Hatchery the batch of Pink Salmon Roe to start the new season of nurturing these million babies from egg to fry.