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29 September 2021 / CHEK / Skye Ryan

Chinook salmon returning in surprising numbers to Cowichan River

Cowichan River

In 2009, the numbers dropped down to just 500 pairs of Chinook returning. Yet, as of Tuesday, more than 8,000 Chinook had returned to their Cowichan River spawning grounds. The improvement is the result of years of conservation efforts by Cowichan Tribes, who have worked to restore the river to its course before logging operations changed the river.

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