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Seven species of salmonids; coho, chum, chinook, pink, sockeye, steelhead and cutthroat, are part of the various salmon runs in the rivers on Vancouver Island and are also the focus of the federal government’s Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP).  The autumn salmon runs mark both the beginning and the end of the salmon lifecycle. Through a remarkable feat of nature, each salmon will return from the open sea to the exact river from which they hatched, to repeat the process, and begin the cycle anew for the next generation of Pacific salmon. There are numerous ways to experience the salmon runs,...

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