David Scott

tall wooden pole connected to a crane looms over blue water with the shore visible on the other side under blue skies

Phase 2 breach construction ends

Phase 2 breach construction at the Steveston jetty east breach wrapped up Friday and everything went great.

We are conducting our construction in two phases. Last year we removed 1.5 meters of rock from the jetty in three 50 meter …

A small sockeye in a green net filled with water.

Early Sockeye

Sockeye fry in the estuary in August? We caught this little beauty in the estuary this morning, the first time we have ever captured a juvenile sockeye rearing in the estuary this late in the season!!

While most sockeye remain …

A man in full rain gear standing ankle deep in water with others behind him and bending over a white bucket which is also in the water.

Fraser River Update

Earlier this year we began the first phase of our five-year restoration project in the Fraser Estuary making breaches in the Steveston Jetty to allow young salmon access to Sturgeon Bank.

Since breaching the Jetty, we have been monitoring to …

Small paw prints five in a line visible on sand

Coyote tracks in the Fraser estuary

Did you know coyotes are common in the Fraser estuary? We found these tracks while doing vegetation surveys today, and they lead right to our jetty breach.

Photo by David Scott.

#fraserconnectivityproject #pseclab #coyotes…

Computer and a pole visible among stalks of green grass by the banks of water

Office in the field

This is yesterday’s office.

Here I am downloading data from my data logger which is installed on one of our breaches of the Steveston jetty.

A quick glance at the data shows that the beaches are …

Presenter in grey shirt in a meeting room with a slide projecter

Salmon ocean ecology meeting in Portland

I enjoyed presenting and learning from all the great research presented at the salmon ocean ecology meeting in Portland this weekend. There were many great talks and much to learn about the status of salmon and the ocean conditions they …

Aerial view of the Fraser River Sturgeon Bank. Picture has bright blue skies with some scattered white clouds on the horizon and blue river flowing between marsh land.

Fraser connectivity project monitoring continues

On a windy but beautiful morning out in the marsh at Sturgeon Bank, Fraser connectivity project monitoring continues. The juvenile salmon outmigration is in full swing with both chum and Chinook abundant in the estuary.

#letsmakethefrasergreatagain …

80 stream type Chinook like this beauty…

Today was amazing! Caught more than 80 stream type Chinook like this beauty, first time ever catching these in large numbers!! Usually we catch ocean-type Chinook only a few months old but these stream type Chinook rear in freshwater for …

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