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ARMS to host annual Father’s Day fish release in Maple Ridge Park

June 18 event will see 5,000 hatchery chinook sent on their way to the ocean
The ARMS Father’s Day Fish Release at Maple Ridge Park is coming up on June 18. (The News files)

The Alouette River Management Society is hosting an event to mark Father’s Day.

The annual Father’s Day Fish Release event will take place on Sunday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maple Ridge Park (23200 Fern Cr.).

Sophie Sparrow, the ARMS communications and engagement coordinator, said her organization wants to invite families to be a part of the Alouette chinook salmon’s amazing journey.

ARMS partners with the ALLCO Fish Hatchery to run an annual Father’s Day Fish Release event, when they will release 5,000 chinook salmon fry. This lends a helping hand to the next generation of Alouette River chinook salmon, and also raises awareness about the life cycle of this iconic fish, and the pressures facing them.

All ages are welcome, and everyone will have the opportunity to release a six-month-old chinook salmon into the South Alouette River to begin its journey to the ocean.They will live their life in the Ocean, and return to the Alouette River to spawn.

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Neil Corbett

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Neil Corbett has been a journalist for more than 30 years, the past decade with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
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