How scientists are giving Fraser River salmon a fresh chance

A group of scientists have discovered a way to help chinook salmon survive at the mouth of the Fraser River, in the Sturgeon Bank. They’ve devised a trap of special netting that catch and funnell these salmon, many of whom have not yet grown to full size, into the Bank, rather than being sent out to the Strait of Georgia. The project, funded by Canada’s coastal restoration fund, will likely have other impacts as well, like providing more salmon for the endangered killer whale to feed on, and trapping sediment that could protect Richmond from sea-level rise.

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