Fraser river

A person is holding up a clear container with "Raincoast Constervation on the label." The container has two very small silver fish inside it. In the background is a blue sky and a blue body of water.

Dozens of Chum

Caught our first juvenile salmon of the season this weekend! We found dozens of these little chum salmon fry in the North Arm of the Lower Fraser River yesterday, the first juvenile salmon of the season to migrate downstream into the estuary where they likely spend a few days or weeks before moving on to …

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David Scott holds a salmon fry out for us to see, on the Fraser River estuary.

Field season for the Fraser River Estuary Connectivity project was five months long

Our 2018 field season for the Fraser River Estuary Connectivity project was five months long, with 76 days in the field and more than 35,000 fish sampled, including over 6,400 juvenile salmon. The estuary is an incredibly beautiful setting that we never take for granted, where the herons, bald eagles, seals and seal lions are …

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Aerial photogragh of a part or Fraser River, dark blue water meandering through brown and white lands and islands with mountain range in the background

The Heart of the Fraser

The Heart of the Fraser. The vital stretch of the river between Mission and Hope, less than two hours drive from Vancouver, provides prime spawning habitat for salmon…

Team enjoyed some cloudy weather for once today while purse seining on the sandflats of the Fraser estuary.

The Fraser Connectivity Project team enjoyed some cloudy weather for once today

The Fraser Connectivity Project team enjoyed some cloudy weather for once today while purse seining on the sandflats of the Fraser estuary. We don’t catch a lot of fish in these areas compared to the eelgrass and marsh which provide much better habitat for juvenile salmon, but it is still an important part of our …

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Dave holds up a Chinook fry from the Fraser river delta.

Another beauty day for sampling in the Fraser estuary

Another beauty day for sampling in the Fraser estuary! Here is a juvenile Chinook we captured in the eelgrass with deltaport in the background. Structures like the port causeway impact the natural migration pathways that juvenile salmon need to reach important habitats in the estuary. @jackhall437 @mistymacduffee @raincoastconservation

Fraser River meanders down the Fraser Valley through the Sto:Lo Nation

The gravel reach

In addition to the Fraser River estuary our conservation interests extend into what is often termed the gravel reach. This area is important habitat for salmonids and many other species. We are now working to…

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