Mossom Creek in Port Moody was an ideal candidate for restoration of fish habitat after suffering high flood flows. Ecofish President, Adam Lewis, volunteered the professional resources and staff of his company to help bring the fish back for the benefit of the local community and ecosystem. As a young man, Adam volunteered at the Mossom Creek Hatchery (Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society), so being involved in the rejuvenation of the creek was particularly rewarding for him. An expert team of Biologists and Hydrologists from Ecofish collaborated with other volunteers to create a spawning habitat in the lower reach of Mossom Creek. Contributions by Ecofish included flood modeling, regulatory permitting support, coordination and implementation of field work and reporting. The project was an almost immediate success – just 10 days after completion, Pink Salmon began to spawn in the new habitat! Thank you to everyone involved in the project – may the Salmon continue to spawn for generations to come!
Completed in partnership with Mossom Creek Hatchery with a grant from the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, other advisors to the project included the Musqueam Nation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
For further details visit: http://www.mossomcreek.org/new-spawning-pools-just-in-time/