Canada: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Home from Sea

The sockeye salmon were coming home from roaming the Pacific Ocean. Now the silver traffic swarmed in millions into Juan de Fuca Strait and up the broad Fraser River. It was the biggest run in four years.

In the grey half-light of dawn the waiting fishermen netted sockeyes by the thousands in the Strait. Captain Nels Floe in his 71-ft. Bligh Island reported a record catch of 15,225 fish in one haul; in one day 160 other seiners took 600,000 — worth about $1 apiece. As the sockeyes reached the river's mouth, an...

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