Media Advisory - Volunteers Welcome 10,000 Young Salmon in Port Credit

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Volunteers with the Port Credit Salmon and Trout Association will (finally) welcome spring by introducing 10,000 young Chinook salmon into a floating pen in the heart of Port Credit village.

When: 

Saturday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m.



Where: 

Credit Village Marina, 12 Stavebank Road South, Mississauga.



Why: 

The 10,000 salmon will be nurtured and fed for about three weeks, allowing their natural instincts to identify the Credit River as home. Once they have 'imprinted' on the river and grown larger, they will be released into Lake Ontario, returning three or four years later to spawn as 20-40 pound adults.



Photo: 

Volunteers and kids will place salmon into buckets and transfer them into a 5 foot by 10 foot floating pen, located in the marina. Elected municipal, provincial and federal representatives will participate, along with other community leaders and 50 to 100 residents.



The Port Credit Salmon and Trout Association (PCSTA) works to support and build awareness about Lake Ontario's significant salmon and trout populations.

Twitter: @PCSalmon_Trout
You Tube: www.bit.ly/PCSalmonPen

SOURCE Port Credit Salmon and Trout Association

For further information: Brian Lambie, President, Port Credit Salmon and Trout Association, 416-729-5425, lambie@redbrick.ca, www.pcsalmonandtrout.com, Twitter: @PCSalmon_Trout, You Tube: www.bit.ly/PCSalmonPen