Production

NVISEA operates under a federal DFO contract with the Salmonid Enhancement Program's Community Economic Development Program (CEDP). This provides core operational funding for NVISEA's hatchery activities and salmon production. NVISEA enhances eleven stocks in five North Island drainages. Four species of salmon are enhanced, Pink, Chum, Coho and Chinook.

 

NVISEA is also provincially funded for steelhead trout enhancement by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. Two winter-run stocks, Quatse and Cluxewe, are currently being enhanced.

 

All steelhead fry and smolts and all coho smolts produced by NVISEA are adipose clipped for hatchery identification.

 

Current Production Targets

Quatse River

  • 1.5 million pink fry (unfed)
  • 100,000 coho smolts (20g)
  • 50,000 coho fry (1-2g)
  • 125,000 chum fry (1.0g)
  • 20,000 steelhead smolts (80g)
  • 10,000 steelhead fry (5g)

Cluxewe River

  • 1.0 million pink fry (unfed)
  • 100,000 coho smolts (20g)
  • 50,000 coho fry (1-2g)
  • 20,000 steelhead smolts (80g)
  • 10,000 steelhead fry (5g)

Waukwaas Creek

  • 100,000 coho smolts (20g)
  • 50,000 coho fry (1-2g)

Washlawlis Creek

  • 150,000 coho fry (1-2g)

Marble River

  • 1.0 million chinook smolts (3-7g) (100,000 reared to 20g in seapen)
  • 50,000 coho smolts (25g)
  • 150,000 coho fry (1-2g)