In the last 90 years, the Alouette salmon have had no access to their traditional spawning grounds to the upper Alouette watershed due to the completion of the Alouette Dam in 1928. ALLCO Fish Hatchery, located right next to the South Alouette River, has been raising and releasing salmon fry since 1979 to increase their numbers throughout the Alouette river system. The Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) partners with the ALLCO fish hatchery to raises awareness about the life cycle of this iconic fish and the pressures facing them, through tours and environmental educational programs.
This “Adopt-a-Salmon” campaign goal is to raise funds to support ARMS in its mission to advocate for fish passage over the Alouette Dam so that all salmon species can return to their traditional spawning grounds.
Hi, my name is Sammy and I have just been released into the South Alouette River. I must try and find my way to the Pacific ocean to eat lots of healthy food to make me big and strong. After a couple of years living in salt water I have to use all my senses to make my way home to spawn.
Can you help me?
The Allco Fish Hatchery raised me from and egg to a fry along with all of my brothers
and sisters. Now the Alouette River Management Society is working towards creating a stairway over a gigantic wall for us to have more space in the Alouette watershed.
Can you help us? #Adopt-a-Salmon