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30 Years of Hatchery ContributionsBy Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club,
For over 30 years our Lodge Association, made up of operators in the Rivers Inlet/Hakai Pass Area, have contributed to funding a number of salmon hatcheries and enhancement projects in Rivers Inlet and at various other locations on the Central Coast of BC. This has been in cooperation with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), and the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF). We have been very successful in enhancing these runs and increasing the number of returning salmon. Although not all these projects are in Rivers Inlet, we do get the opportunity to intercept many of these fish from other nearby watersheds as they pass through our waters on their way to their birth rivers. Specific to Rivers Inlet, 243,000 chinook (king) salmon brood stock were released into the Wannock River in 2014 with an expected high rate of survival. Estimated returns have been solid the last few years so things are stable and improving. This was evidenced by the 60% increase in the chinook salmon catch in Rivers Inlet for 2014.