With Resilient Waters,, Watershed Watch, Raincoast, and Tsawwassen First Nation.
A few days in the estuary catching juvenile Chinook and Chum. Tilbury used to be a sidechannel connected at both ends to the Fraser, but nor the central section is not fish accessible due to old-school tide gates and a non-fish-friendly pump. The parts that are connected are full of little salmon when the tide is high. They follow the water in to feed in these rich marsh habitats then follow the tide out before they get stranded. A lot more of this valuable habitat could be opened up to them with some flood infrastructure upgrades. Water levels vary by a couple of meters in a few hours.
Special thanks to Dave Scott of Raincoast/UBC for joining us for a couple of days to teach some tips and tricks of estuary sampling. ... See MoreSee Less