FRENCH CREEK HARBOUR BY Michael Van der Tol

French Creek is a working fishing harbour. During the spring you can witness hundreds of fishing boats bringing in their catch of herring to be processed and shipped overseas. Herring represent the main source of food for chinook salmon, which in turn feed the endangered population of southern resident killer whales. So the management of the herring stock is crucial. Since the late 1800s, salmon have supported a vibrant commercial fishing industry, vital to the establishment and well-being of many coastal communities. Salmon, particularly Chinook and Coho, also play a key role in the west coast recreational fishery.

French Creek Harbour is on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Michael’s recent posts on aamora –“Walking with Giants”

      “On the Beach”

and an interview

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