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700,000 Juvenile Chum Dead at Powell River Hatchery

700,000 Juvenile Chum Dead at Powell River Hatchery

A security breach involving tampering with outside valves at the Duck Lake Hatchery in Powell River has cost the lives of approximately 700,000 juvenile chum salmon. Local residents have responded with outrage and support, and Ed Oldfield, president of the Powell River Salmon Society, says not to think of this a doom-and-gloom situation but as a true testament as to how one community is working together toward a common goal.