Sunday, June 6, 2004

Today a lesson from Finn in how to release juvenile coho salmon into the wild.

Begin with a tank full of coho fry which have been raised at the Terminal Creek Hatchery and are ready to make their journey to the sea.

Place a dozen or so in a bucket and carry them through the forest to the creek.

Gently tilt your bucket into the creek so that the coho swim out into the cool water.

Repeat as necessary or until the 9000 or so fry are in the creek. Reward yourself with a handful of juicy salmonberries.