Could a Salmon from Patagonia be transplanted back to B.C. ??

Discussion in 'General Open Forum' started by John Ingram, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. John Ingram

    John Ingram Active Member

    Just a question for all ??? Would it be possible to re-introduce the Salmon that were sent to Patagonia in the early 1900
    back to B.C. Have a look at what we could have if it is possible.

    And on a fly to boot :eek: I believe the salmon originated from the Columbia the Fraser and other river in the pacific north west.
  2. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    What would be the point I believe they are just columbia river genes. Those fish are huge for a lot of difference reason besides just the genes.

    I know of one local creek where they have tried a lot of different brood, Once they tried harrison whites and got huge fish to come back like 40 pounders but the run ended up coming back was less than 100. Then they switched to a puget sound brood and a few thousand come back in the 10-20 pound range.
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  3. John Ingram

    John Ingram Active Member

    I would think that any and all ideas should be considered if there is a chance of reintoducing the old genetics back here
  4. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    they are not really any different then the genes we have here expect that they have changed to suit their new environment that's friendly then ours to produce big fish.

    My point is there is environmental factors at play.
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  5. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    The NGO fairies would loose it. Would never be allowed especially with the way things are going right now. I pondered this question for a few years now.
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  6. mbowers

    mbowers Active Member

    Exactly. Environmental conditions are key. Chile has about 15 times the fish farm density as BC and yet they have huge chinooks.

    What Chile doesn't have is Alaska releasing a billion pinks and treating the entire ocean like a giant fish farm..
  7. trophy fisher

    trophy fisher Active Member

    Maybe if B.C. released 40 million Chinook they would eat the pink smolts and we’d have bigger Chinook.
  8. macro

    macro Active Member

    Watching the film artifishal made me wonder. Are we putting to may fish into the ocean? Could it just be a matter of not enough feed out there?

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