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Relocation efforts help sockeye salmon reach escapement goal


PETERSBURG – Efforts by the Canadian agency Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to relocate salmon across a barrier created by a landslide in late May are helping sockeye salmon reach escapement goals.

DFO began relocating sockeye and Chinook salmon via helicopter across the barrier in early July. As of July 20, nearly 4,000 sockeye and over 1,000 large Chinook salmon were successfully transported over the slide area and released into the upper Tahltan River.

Water levels in the Tahtan River had receded by the end of July making it possible for “a significant number of sockeye salmon…to...

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