Groups work to reintroduce chum salmon to Terrell Creek

Published on Wed, Feb 6, 2013
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The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association placed 24,000 chum salmon eggs into remote site incubators along Terrell Creek on February 5. 

The eggs will remain in the incubators until they are ready to hatch, volunteer Jeanie Lyons said, which should be around the end of March. “We haven’t had a real cold winter,” she said. “So the salmon will mature faster.” It typically takes 6 to 8 weeks for the salmon fry to develop.

The Bellingham Technical College Maritime Heritage Hatchery donated the eggs to the project.

The project aims to restore Chum salmon, a native species, to the area.