These sockeye eggs were laid down in October this year in a tributary off the Fraser River. Not all these eggs will survive to return to the river and spawn in four years, but for those that will, good news has been announced. After protests and occupations on fish farms, the federal and provincial governments came together to agree with First Nations and fish farming companies on Friday. The result? That all 17 fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago will either be closed or relocated by 2023 in order to create a migration path for our wild salmon.
As for the relocation of the fish farms, it will be interesting to see where they will relocate to, given the momentum on our coast to move to land based fin-fish farming.