As I WROTE a few weeks back, the sockeye salmon run on the Fraser River this year is expected to be the largest one in the last 100 years or so. The highest forecast is that 72 million of them will be making their way up the river, which is more than double the largest run that's ever been recorded. If not managed properly by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, there could be so many that they clog the river and prevent others from spawning.
I dropped in on a friend who works at Vancouver's own Pacific Angler this morning to talk about fishing and she told me that when the salmon return in such huge numbers, sometimes the government increases the amount of them that sportfishermen can keep. Check out this video below that features them and the folks at Foodists.ca catching some from the last large run back in 2010, and stay tuned as I'll be bringing you more stories about this monumental year for salmon in our province.