Monthly Archives: May 2024

Pacific Herring Newsletter

Pacific herring are one of the most significant links in the Salish Sea food web. As the dominant forage fish in the Strait of Georgia, this relatively small unassuming fish performs the critical role of transferring energy from small plankton to larger predators — from Pacific salmon to whales, birds, and seals. For salmon, herring… Read more »

Hatchery Effectiveness

Canada’s Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP) currently releases about 250 million juvenile salmonids every year into BC waters. This is a tiny portion of the total release of salmonids into the North Pacific Ocean (<5%) but is a substantial investment of effort and funds in Canada. Unfortunately, there have been very few evaluations of SEP since… Read more »