From the Buffalo News 12/15/2016:

Wilson to stock salmon in 2017

For the first time in nearly 25 years, the port of Wilson in Niagara County will be stocking Chinook Salmon in the harbor, utilizing a holding pen which will help increase the survival of the fish being planted by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. A total of 10,000 salmon will be earmarked for the pen.

Members of the Niagara County Fisheries Development Board made the recommendation to Region 9 DEC at it’s Nov. 29 meeting which, coincidentally, was held at the Wilson Town Hall. To make up the stocking effort, a total of 5,000 direct-stock Olcott salmon and 15,000 direct-stock Niagara River salmon will be transferred to Wilson this spring. Moving direct stocked salmon to pens will be treated on a 2 to 1 basis, based on the results of a study that was completed this year. That’s the reason that the Wilson effort is a 10,000 fish project. Previously, Wilson has penned steelhead in the harbor with an excellent success rate for growth and survival.


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