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More salmon returning to Delta streams: report

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver



City staff are monitoring an apparent increase in the number of salmon returning to fish-bearing streams in north Delta, according to a city report.

Watershed Creek and Cougar Creek are two areas known for salmon spawning. In 2013, 23 live salmon spawners were spotted in a count in the latter, resulting in hundreds of juvenile coho being produced.

“The information received from residents and observations recorded by staff indicate there was possibly a greater-than-typical number of returning salmon this year compared to previous years,” the report said.

Watershed, meanwhile, has been an annual release site of 25,000 young chum.




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