Tag Archives: salmon

Back to the hatchery – Headquarters Creek

I decided to head back to the Headquarters Creek hatchery to see what had changed since my last visit, almost exactly four years ago in January 2014. Of course, I picked a rainy day, not that I really had a … Continue reading

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Tsolum River Facility

Tsolum River Facility – Headquarters Creek The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Tsolum River Facility is one of those places that are just a bit difficult to find, partly because it is actually located on Headquarters Creek, but more so … Continue reading

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Fanny Bay Salmonid Enhancement Society

The Fanny Bay Salmonid Enhancement Society hatchery on Rosewell Creek is usually closed to the public, so I took advantage of an open house to visit the hatchery, and learn some more about our local rivers and salmon.

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Nanaimo – the big salmon

Salmon carving at the Brechin Boat Ramp, Nanaimo The salmon is a chainsaw carving in yellow cedar, created in 1987 by Peter Ryan.

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Quinsam River hatchery

Upstream salmon gate at the Quinsam River hatchery

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Rosewell Creek restoration

Stream bed restoration and enhancement upstream of the Rosewell Creek hatchery

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Upper Puntledge Hatchery

Upper Puntedge Hatchery The Upper Puntledge Hatchery (spawning channel) was constructed in 1965 by BC Hydro as compensation for the loss of summer Chinook and steelhead spawning habitat and juvenile turbine mortality following expansion of the hydro facilities on the … Continue reading

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Puntledge Hatchery

A look around the Puntledge Hatchery

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Puntledge River Hatchery

A quick visit to the Puntledge River Hatchery to see what the salmon are up to A bit of video looking through the fish viewing window… And a bit of video from above the fish viewing window…

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Quinsam River Hatchery

Upstream dam and salmon diversion at the Quinsam River Hatchery – Campbell River

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