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Salmon are Sacred...

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One of the hot topics in BC this past week has been pacific salmon, specifically Fraser River sockeye salmon.
With the Fraser River run being so large this year - estimates range between 34 and 36 million sockeye salmon returned to their home rivers - it's easy to forget that the 2009 run was one of the worst Fraser River sockeye returns remembered; only 1.5 million salmon returned, versus the 11 million expected.
Lucky for us who worry about the future of our Pacific Salmon, Alexandra Morten will not forget.
This past Sunday, October 24 2010, Alexandra and a group of paddlers and rafters paddled from Musqeum to Vanier Park, the final leg of a long journey down the Fraser River from Hell's Gate. The Island Odyssey was there to support this final leg, even bringing some of the younger paddlers aboard during a particular tough section.
The journey represented a portion of the long journey our sockeye salmon make every year and was timed with the start of the Cohen Commision. On M…