GLOBAL NEWS Features the CFGPA 75th Annual Boxing Day Steelhead Derby
‘The canary is singing’: Groups sound alarm about steelhead after just 1 caught at annual derby
“In the past we typically see anywhere from 10 to 15 fish weighed in on Boxing Day; this year there was only one. The numbers are telling,” said Werring.
Werring, however, isn’t the only one concerned.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resources warned of declining returns of steelhead, forecasting a record low of 134 fish could return from the ocean to spawn in the Thompson watershed, while just 62 were expected in the Chilcotin watershed.