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Biologists feeding salmon adjust to physical distancing practices to care for young fish
Salmon fry born from salmon sperm frozen 20 years ago were ponded on March 27.
Salmon in B.C. have been through a lot over the years — wildfires, overfishing and the Big Bar landslide that cut off access in the Fraser River, to name a few. But now, a new generation of salmon is entering the world amid a global pandemic.
Salmon fry, whose origin story begins 20 years ago, are being cared for by biologists in Prince George, B.C.
The fry are the result of salmon sperm that were frozen as what biologist Brian Harvey described as a sort of "genetic insurance policy" for salmon.
In September 2019, it was announced the frozen sperm would be used to help rebuild endangered salmon populations.
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A total of 10,000 fry were removed from their trays at the end of March where they incubated and are now feeding. Spruce City Wildlife Association vice-president Dustin Snyder said they weigh about 0.88 grams each.
"They're doing fantastic," Snyder told Radio West host Sarah Penton.
Full Story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.5523949
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