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.

Best Pinks Return in Four Years!

  The pink return this year was the best in the past 4 years, providing beach fishers with good opportunities to catch up to the 4 fish limit on good days. Rough estimate is 2500 to 3000 pinks in the creek and side channel! It seems the majority of our run went a bit further …

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Hatchery Revamping

Pacific Salmon Foundation provided major funding for the revamping of our hatchery during the month of August. Working with Carlisle Services Limited, we eliminated many problems we have had to work with since the hatchery was opened. First and foremost several safety issues were addressed: The tanks and distribution trough were lowered approximately 45cm and …

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Ventilation Upgrade Project Finished!

Saturday May 18th the volunteers of NCES finished the expansion of the Ventilation into the Hatchery to reduce the huge amount of condensation created when the Hatchery is in operation. The ten foot openings on each end of the building plus the existing vents should be ample to keep condensation to a bare minimum.

Hatchery Clean Up

After a successful release of Pinks it was time to clean out the Hatchery and prepare for this years next million Pinks!