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Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. Announces Morrison Sockeye Salmon Historically
Vancouver BC, December 10, 2012: The Company is providing information
that the Morrison Lake Sockeye Salmon stock was historically enhanced by the
Babine Salmon Hatchery which operated from 1907 to 1936.
The Babine Salmon Hatchery was established in 1907 on Morrison Creek, one
kilometer below the outflow of Morrison Lake. The Babine Salmon Hatchery
operated until 1936, when it was shut down due to government cutbacks. In its
first year of operation, the Babine Salmon Hatchery released 4.6 million fry.
Built with an 8 million annual sockeye egg capacity, the Babine Salmon Hatchery
released a total of 170.9 million sockeye fry into the Morrison Watershed during
its 28 years of operation. An additional 5.5 million fertilized eggs and 25
million “fingerlings” or yearlings were released.
Eggs were obtained primarily from Morrison Creek and supplemented intermittently
with eggs obtained from the Babine River, Fulton River, Morrison Lake, Pierre
Creek, Pinkut Creek, Tachek Creek and Tahlo Creek as well as from Stuart Lake
located in the Fraser River Watershed. In 1928, the Stuart Lake Hatchery’s
entire egg collection from Pierre and Pinkut creeks was transferred to the
Babine Lake Hatchery.
The references the Company received its information from was the “LBN Salmon
Spawning Report 2010’ and the “Transfers of Eggs and Young of Pacific Salmon
Within BC, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, March 1979, Fisheries and Marine
Service Technical Report No. 861”. An excerpt from the “LBN Salmon Spawning
Report 2010’, titled “Babine Salmon Hatchery” is available at the following link
on our website:
Babine Salmon Hatchery.
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On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Erik Tornquist, Director