Nimpkish River Sockeye

Attached is an update from Fisheries and Oceans Canada about our joint monitoring of the Sockeye escapement (returns) to the Nimpkish Waterhshed

Nimpkish River Sockeye BULLETIN 3

Highlights

  • Installed a DIDSON in 2015 (Dual-frequency IDentification SONar) which allows 24/7 enumeration of migrating salmon
  • Gwa’ni Hatchery staff install DIDSON and fence each year
  • 2017 – Fully operational as of June 23, 2017
  • Peak was in July
  • Estimated count is 28,658 which is significantly lower than what was encountered on the same date in 2015 (79,000) and 2016 (73,000)

If you have any questions please contact us at 250-974-5556, or fisheries@namgis.bc.ca.