Chinook salmon, the largest of the Pacific salmon species, grow up to 50+ pounds and is the primary prey resource for the Southern Resident Orca population in the Salish Sea. Catching these little fry knowing they will grow to be big powerful fish is pretty special. Here is a fry that we measured and took a DNA sample from. The purpose of this is to identify its population and determine how these salmon use the estuary. Mitigating development impacts on habitat will help these little guys grow into orca-snacks. Stoked to be working with Raincoast Conservation Foundation and David Scott on this project!