Salmon numbers beginning to climb

Andrea Gunn
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While the run is still about 10 days behind, as of Thursday afternoon, numbers on the Exploits counting stations were up to 2,500 and expected to grow significantly in the coming days.

That’s according to Environmental Resources Management Association (ERMA) general manager Fred Parsons. 

“Our numbers are looking good when you start getting 800-900 fish a day,” he said. “I’m expecting that in the next two or three days to start seeing 1,000 or 1,500 a day,” Parsons said. 

Parsons said while it’s always a bit worrying when the salmon are a week or two behind, it’s normal for that to happen from time to time.

“As humans we’ll say, ‘You can start fishing on the first of June’ but nobody tells the fish, ‘Here’s your schedule,’” said Parsons with a chuckle. 

Organizations: Environmental Resources Management Association

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