Deserted River is the 2nd of four major salmon spawning rivers in Jervis Inlet. Enormous social, cultural and wildlife values (including the tsonai townsite) are attributed to this watershed in the Strategic Land Use Plan for the shishalh Nation (Draft 2007). Historically, Deserted River hosted peak annual salmon escapements of 100,000+ Pink, 38,500 Chum and 6,000 Coho. The most recent maximum annual escapement was 2,000 for Pink (1989-98), 60,000 for Chum (1989-2000), and 667 for Coho (1988-2000). In 2004, the Steelhead run was identified as having an extreme conservation concern with stocks believed to be at 10% or less of habitat capacity and likely subject to extinction.
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|Last Updated on Friday, 24 August 2012 04:41|