Atlantic salmon arrive in French Creek in B.C.


More on the disaster.

Atlantic salmon, believed to be part of a cohort that escaped from a U.S.-based fish farm on Aug. 19, are being hauled in by anglers fishing out of French Creek on mid-Vancouver Island. Cameron Wheatley, owner of the French Creek Store at the marina just north of Parksville, received the head of an apparent Atlantic salmon from a local angler late Sunday morning, Sept. 10. He is freezing the head, along with two more fish heads and one whole farm-raised salmon, to turn over to Fisheries and Oceans Canada…. In the case of the whole fish Wheatley was provided to submit to DFO, it was also marked by a considerable number of bright red lesions on its belly. “That’s gross,” he said. “I asked the people that only brought the head in, did they have those lesions on them? And they all did. That’s an unhealthy fish, as far as I’m concerned.” (BC Local News)

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/443775043.html?mobile=true

See also: Three weeks later, more than 100,000 Atlantic salmon could still be in local waters http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article172974186.html Dave Gallagher reports. (Bellingham Herald)

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