Byrne Creek Patrol for Spawning Salmon in Burnaby

Volunteers processed one dead Chum male, saw two live Chum females, and noted two redds (nests of eggs in the gravel/cobble) on a spawner patrol today.

Chum numbers are very low this year.

Volunteers have training and permission to process dead salmon for species, size, and spawning status.

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This chum female was just downstream of the footbridge in the lower ravine

Same fish viewed from the bridge

A big male chum

It can be tough getting at dead fish at times!