Less Salmon in 2012

Post date: Feb 28, 2013 3:46:32 AM

The salmon collections are finished for 2012 and there were 22 salmon turned in for reward. This is a huge drop in numbers compared to the 226 salmon collected in 2011. Although there were the same number or more people interested in trading in salmon for rewards in 2012, the chum salmon just didn't show up as they did in 2011. It is an interesting result and one that supports local knowledge of a cyclical pattern of salmon in the Mackenzie River. Hopefully we will get funding to support collections in 2013 to see if the salmon appear once again.