DUNCAN, BC, Dec. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, met with Cowichan Tribes, the largest Indigenous group in British Columbia, to discuss restoration efforts in the Cowichan River. These efforts have resulted in an increase of Chinook salmon for the river in recent years.
Through the Coastal Restoration Fund, as part of the $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan, Cowichan Tribes received more than $2.6 million over five years to complete multiple restoration projects in the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers and restore the connection between their estuaries to improve habitats for Chinook salmon.
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