History

Timeline
  • 1981 – Began building Duck Lake Facility
  • 1983 – Brood year of first releases (34,502 Coho; 756 Pink)
  • 1985 – Brood year of first Chum release (50K)
  • 1986 – Brood year of first Chinook release (120K)
  • 1986 – Installed incubation facility on the MacMillan Bloedel mill site and reared 4,500 Cuthroat Trout for release to Powell Lake
  • 1988 – Fence was relocated to the mouth of Lang Creek
  • 1989 – Spawning channel for chum was installed at Lang Creek
  • 1991 – Mill hatchery was relocated and rearing troughs were also installed
  • 1993 – Initiation of brood hold sort facility in Lang Bay
  • 1994 – Expansion of brood hold sort facility in Lang Bay
  • 1998 – Began supplying Chinook to Chapman Creek (150 Keyed Eggs) Sliammon First Nations and Sechelt First Nations
  • 1998 – Began rearing Chinook in Duck Lake net pens
  • 2000 – a new hatchery was constructed at the mill at a cost of approximately $500,000
  • 2001 – We began adipose fin clipping all of our Coho releases
  • 2005 – Restructured Lang Creek spawning channel
  • 2005 – Lang fishway release extension
  • 2005 – First Annual PR Pacific Salmon Foundation dinner and fundraiser
  • 2006 – Placed lifecycle log at Lang Creek
  • 2006 – Lang Creek information kiosk placed
  • 2006 – Mill hatchery expansion
  • 2006 – First terminal fish transplants at Willingdon and Texada locations
  • 2006 – Placement of rock and wooden salmon sculpture and Mill hatchery
  • 2007 – Acquisition of Heathrow Fish Pump
  • 2007 – Net loft completed at Duck Lake Hatchery
  • 2007 – PR trough bulk incubation expansion at Mill Hatchery
  • 2008- Acquisition of 2000 gallon transport tank
  • 2008-replacement of water monitoring station at Lang including video camera’s and computer
  • 2009-Lang Creek Education Project-building extension/outdoor classroom
  • 2009-Lang Creek washroom facility upgrade
  • 2009-Lang Creek Garden Project-property beautification
  • 2010-Lang Fish-rail System
  • 2010-Lang lower fishway counting station added
  • 2010-Lang PRSS ambassador workshop
  • 2010– Lang Creek Lower Footbridge Replacement
  • 2011– Lang Creek Sill Project
  • 2011– Replacement of Side Vehicle Bridge at Lang Creek
  • 2012-Launch of Resource Promotional Fishtank
  • 2012-Lang Creek Brood Facility Project
  • 2013-Mill Hatchery Upgrade
  • 2014-Mill Hatchery Expansion
  • 2015-Heath Tray Incubation Replacement
  • 2016-Duck Water Distribution

Annual production targets are approximately as follows:

  • 250 to 300 K Coho
  • 700 to 800 K Chum
  • 920  K Chinook
  • In addition, the spawing channel is estimated to produce up to 1000 K Chum Fry per year