Thursday, 26 April 2018
feeding the fish
I took a turn feeding the chinook smolts, and took some photos on this sunny day. The weather has turned from cool and stormy when we put the fish in , to hot now. There has been algae growing on the net , restricting the water flow, and lowering the available oxygen level . So the fish were released today , about a week ahead of the preferred schedule.
These are young chinooks being helped along by the hatchery system to spend the rest of their lives as wild fish. Hatcheries are not to be confused with salmon farms. (See blog post April 11 )
Bon Voyage little fish . Come back big and strong.