The Fish Are Here!

Some 47,200 chum fry were welcomed to Mossom Creek Hatchery on Wednesday, March 18th, thanks to delivery by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Alouette River Hatchery, the facility that reared them for Mossom.  A second batch of 50,000 is expected shortly, as well as 5000 coho. The hatchery will begin releasing the chum into […]

Coquitlam Students Working Hard for Salmon

by  Diane Strandberg, The Tri-City News posted Nov 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM— updated Nov 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM Centennial secondary school teacher Melanie Mattson with some of the members of the school’s Salmon Project Club at the Mossom Creek Hatchery, which is under construction after a devastating fire last December. The students are helping […]

Egg Take and Centennial Salmon Club

‘Twas a busy day at Mossom yesterday. Not only did we put 56,000 pink salmon eggs into our incubation system, but we spawned one of our Mossom cohos. The Centennial School Salmon Project club was there for its regular after school Wednesday work party. The students got a lesson from our DFO community advisor Sandie […]

Centennial School Salmon Project – Nature of Things, 1983

Documentary, ‘Salmon in the Line’: In 1981, David Suzuki brought his Nature of Things TV show to the banks of Mossom Creek in Port Moody, British Columbia, to film a salmon enhancement project operated by student volunteers at Centennial Senior Secondary in Coquitlam. This after school club has been operating since 1976 and gave birth […]