Catch, Clip, Release – the genetics of salmon recovery
Only 5% of the salmon runs in the rivers and streams in this region have enough of the genetic information required by independent researchers and the federal government for their work. Our goal is 100%. The information contained in salmon DNA is required for local, and high-level, management decisions about these salmon, their rivers and their recovery. Salmon Coast is collaborating with Nimmo Bay Resort, Blackfish Lodge, Ocean Outfitters, and other local groups to collect salmon tissue samples from local rivers. We are adding to the DFO genetics stock baseline used to identify salmon captured at sea. This a step towards returning salmon management to those most intimately connected to, and invested in, these fish and the ecosystems they support.
For more information please visit the Catch-Clip-Release website.