Two Hundred Thousand New Residents Arrive on Bowen Island

It has been a good year for the return of the chum salmon. As a result 200,000 eggs have been allocated to the Bowen Island Hatchery. They arrived today, December 14, 2012.

For more information contact the Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife Club

Edited to add: I was curious about the incubation trays that you can see being used by the Bowen Island Hatchery. This video, by the manufacturer, describes them as Marisource Vertical Incubators. A demonstration, describing how they are used, is here:


1 Response to “Two Hundred Thousand New Residents Arrive on Bowen Island”

  1. 1 Pauline Le Bel December 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Fascinating, Robert! These are the kind of new residents everyone will welcome – especially the seal I saw in the lagoon last week and the two eagles that perch in a tree that overlooks the falls.

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