Posted by: Bob Payne | August 14, 2011

Up to 4 million sockeye expected in run in BC

Fishermen on the Fraser River were back at work for a few hours this week, but didn’t find anything like the record bounty of sockeye that came streaming a year ago. Barry Rosenberger, area director for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, said while 30 million sockeye swam up the river last year “in the largest run since 1913,” only about 4 million sockeye are so far predicted to make the run this year. He said 80 to 90 per cent of the salmon on the Fraser River are on a four-year cycle, and last year’s massive run was a result of a strong Adams River run. The Adams River is located east of Kamloops, B.C. in the Shuswap.

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