39,000 new salmon at Carkeek Park and more school fish arriving in April

Spring is busy in nature and CWCAP is naturally busy every Spring with salmon coming and going.

30,000 fry were released as a batch on March 24, 2019 while another 30,000 salmon self-released themselves into Venema Creek. That’s about 60,000 Chum salmon fry already released into Venema Creek in 2019 — so far!

Another 39,000 very small salmon fry are right now just learning to feed. The Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery delivered them on March 26 — thank you! In May, they will also be released into Venema Creek. Until mid-May, the entire community is welcome to feed and participate in the imprinting of these salmon.

Beginning on March 29, schools in the Salmon in the Schools program will deliver their salmon fry to CWCAP‘s Imprinting System for care and feeding through May, 2019. With 25 schools in this program, it will take until April 19, 2019 for all of these schools to deliver their fish.

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