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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Two Wild Summer Runs Return--Both Male

Reduce. Abuse. Recycle.

As in reduce habitat, abuse the fishery, and hopefully recycle the government that approved this project.  Check out the articles in The Globe and Mail and The Times Colonist about the imminent approval (insider information?) and eventually approval of the Kokish River power project by The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

Two More, No More

When the history of dams on wild steelhead, trout and salmon runs is so horrible, this project should never have been approved.  Take a dammed summer run steelhead river like the Puntledge, which eventually had a season where two wild summer run steelhead returned--both of which were male.  We're slowly moving toward endangerment and extinction of these wild fish stocks working from south to north.  The US endangered and extinct lists for wild stocks is huge compared to Canada's and now Canada is apparently looking to catch up.  I have little doubt we'll move from three to two healthy summer run steelhead rivers on Vancouver Island's east coast given this new power project approval.  Sad but true.

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