Monday October 17, 2022


The salmon run looks a lot stronger this year compared to years past, thanks to the help of multiple agencies and local volunteers. 

This year the tribe negotiated a cooperative management agreement with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the two agencies are leading efforts together to capture adult salmon as they return to Bandon’s Ferry Creek.

As of mid-October, they had netted 36 adult females and 39 adult males.

Those fish will become brood stock at the Bandon Hatchery. The number already exceeds the 24 breeding pairs collected on Ferry Creek last fall, and the season has barely begun.

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