C.U.P.E. Local 798 Braves Storm for Chinook!

Today CUPE local 798 battled heavy north west seas to insure the safe release of 40 000 Chinook at Willingdon Beach! At times it looked like a scene from the hit TV series The Deadliest Catch!

The Chinook had hit the imprinting timeline of 10 days. They had grown from 6 to 14 grams in size. It had originally been planned to hold them for a few more days but because of the heavy winds and a pending low tide the decision was made to let the fish go. 

The Powell River Salmon Society community group is very appreciative of the extended effort and resources put forward by CUPE representatives during this release. With waves breaking over the deck at the release site, they were able to get the job done. This inspiring effort  should bring them good luck in their upcoming fishing derby!

Great Work!

  1. #1 by John Carter on May 3, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    First , a big thank you . I am not surprised following previous efforts to help fish and contain polution problems that seem to be neglected by others . Part of a great Powell River team that is trying hard to preserve our heritage and procure a future for our children . In other words , They Care !!!

  2. #2 by John Dixon on May 4, 2010 - 10:24 am

    That’s terrific! Did anybody get pictures?


  3. #3 by shanedobler on May 4, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    sorry John, no pictures. The crew had their hands full trying to stay on board while the dock pounded in the swells. It was all hands on deck for that release! No free hands for a camera!

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