|By Jo Anne Malpass
The Sockeye Salmon enumeration fence is up and ready on the Scotch Creek although numbers are predicted to be small this year, said Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Fisheries (LSLIB) Co-ordinator Aaron Arnouse.
The enumeration fence has been operated on the lower Scotch Creek by the LSLIB since 1994 to count and assess the sockeye population; the timing, abundance and health. Sockeye returns to Scotch Creek are an annual indicator of early summer run Sockeye that return through the Fraser River.
Arnouse said Fisheries is having a hard time predicting what’s going to be coming back this year, the latest prediction was for about 500. It is not going to be a big run so there is no fishing of Sockeye right now. Because the run is small, the fence will just be manned for 18 to 20 hours a day until around September 20.
……Read more on the front page of this issue of the Kicker
In other news….
- Videos to Promote North Shuswap – pg. 11
- Wildfire Season Continues – pg. 12
- B.C. government putting an end to the grizzly bear trophy hunt – pg. 19
- NS Lions Annual Garage Sale Sept 9
- Golden Ears Annual Corn Roast Sept 9
- NS Health Centre AGM Sept 19
- Adams River Salmon Society Gala Fundraiser Sept 22
- Health Fair Oct 4
……Read more calendar of events on page 55
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