Just a handful of the many volunteers who make a difference in the Chinook salmon that come from the San Juan Hatchery in Port Renfrew.

Making a difference in recreational fishing

Port Renfrew Salmon Enhancement Society

The Port Renfrew Salmon Enhancement Society operates the Chinook Salmon Ocean Grow Net Pen rearing project.

This year will be the eighth year of the volunteer project that rears 40,000 juvenile Chinook salmon from the San Juan Hatchery.

The juvenile salmon are held in net pens for about 20 days before release into the ocean. This process more than doubles the survivability of returning Chinook to as high as 2 per cent of the total released. This means the project raises more Chinook than are caught by the recreational fishery in the Port Renfrew area. The project has raised and released more than 200,000 Chinook salmon over the past seven years.

The project is supported by Department of Fisheries and Oceans but does not receive funding from the province or DFO.  It is operated completely with volunteer labour and donations. Since the inception of the program over 4,000 volunteer hours have been donated by the local community, Pacheedaht First Nation, Valley Fish and Game Club, local businesses and  that Southern Vancouver Island volunteers from Sidney to Nitinat. The Port Renfrew Salmon Enhancement Society and Chinook Net Pen project is completely operated by the volunteer sports fishing community and its supporters.

Thank go to all of the organizations and individuals for their continued financial and volunteer support of the Port Renfrew Chinook Net Pen Project

If you would like to learn more about this project visit www.valleyfishandgame.com.

If you would like to make a donation to the Port Renfrew Salmon Enhancement Society Contact Gord Allen at:  gordallen@shaw.ca” or Bob Gallaugher at: gallaughers1@shaw.ca

Just Posted

Island Health, service providers meeting to talk about used needles in Victoria

Recent public needle-prick incidents prompt call to reduce number of needles found

Announcement for Sooke Road improvement expected this week

Premier promising ‘preliminary’ work, with more on the way

Dozens rally outside Premier’s office for sick Sooke boy

Six-year-old Landen Lanthier needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Sooke’s Most Wanted

The following individuals are wanted by the Sooke RCMP as of Jan.… Continue reading

Victoria airport reaches nearly two million passengers in 2017

This year expected to see additional growth

Community rallies behind Sooke boy with rare condition

Dozens called on government to cover cost of drug for six-year-old Landen Alexa

Body discovered in burnt out car near Trail

Police report a body was found in the burnt out trunk of a 1999 Honda Civic

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

Wanted by Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers for the week of Jan. 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

UPDATE: Friends mourn boy, 15, killed in Vancouver shooting

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

LETTERS: More roads? More Cars? No thanks.

Climate change is real. Ecological destruction is real. Who out there who… Continue reading

LETTERS: Sooke roads not racetracks

What can we as a community do about the blatant law breakers… Continue reading

Most Read