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Community Notice: Marine Nutrient Loading in Regional Waterways

October 9th, 2018

As part of our continued conservation efforts, the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is currently collecting broodstock gathering sockeye salmon eggs for the kł cp̓əlk̓ stim̓ Hatchery. It is recognized that Skaha and Okanagan Lake are nutrient poor when compared to Osoyoos Lake.  As with previous years, we will be restarting the Marine Nutrient Reintroduction Program. Through this program we return the salmon carcasses taken during broodstock back into local streams. This program proves important for stream vitality as well as fish returning to the streams. If we increase the nutrients then the lake may grow more food for young sockeye fry.

The Penticton Indian Band (PIB) has sanctioned and is collaborating on this activity for Trout Creek. We have a sign on location for the site that describes what we are hoping to achieve.

Any further questions or concerns may be directed to:
Norm Johnson, ONA Facility Operations Biologist
t: 1.250.707.0095   ext 351