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Abegweit First Nation’s fish hatchery celebrates releasing over a million fish to Island streams – CBC

Jun 30, 2022

Scotchfort facility has been releasing Indigenous fish species since 2012

The fish hatchery at Abegweit First Nation, P.E.I. is celebrating an important milestone: it has now released more than one million fish into Island streams.

Since 2012, the facility on the reserve at Scotchfort has been raising Indigenous fish species like salmon and brook trout. Those juvenile fish are then released to support the recreational fishery — or replenish streams affected by fish kills.

For Todd Knockwood, assistant manager for the Abegweit Biodiversity Enhancement Hatchery, the milestone means a lot.

“We really, really, really are extremely happy that we have over a million fish released here on Prince Edward Island,” he said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-abegweit-fish-hatchery-releases-million-fish-1.6506231

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