Published: Friday, March 09, 2012
The Campbell River Salmon Foundation has provided a cheque for $4,000 to support the Pinks for the Pier program.
“This quick action is a terrific show of community support for the program,” says Mayor Walter Jakeway. “We really appreciate the Salmon Foundation’s ongoing support for our community’s interest in fishing.”
The Pinks for the Pier project involves “imprinting” juvenile pink salmon in pens for two to three weeks prior to releasing them into Discovery Passage. Imprinting guides fish back to the release location two years later, which provides angling opportunities for residents and visitors.
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The Pinks for the Pier program is a City of Campbell River partnership with Campbell River Indian Band and the federal government’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
“The Salmon Foundation wants to see this program continue, and we welcome their regular support,” the Mayor sums up.
One dollar of every $10 boat launch fee paid at the Discovery Harbour Marina funds the Pinks