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wow isnt that nice they are going to ALLOW fish back to their native streams. i think it is great news but dont understand how anyone could say that they will allow it untill they notice a difference in taste in the water. what happens when or if you get lets say 5000 fish back and the water tastes funny that year, do you stop allowing a success story from reaching its spawning grounds the following year? i sure hope people start pulling their head out of their [email protected]@#$ and start thinking about the future of our delicate fish stocks that are historically supposed to be in these systems.
 

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I used to live on the shores of Babine lake, about 1/2 mile from the mouth of the Fulton river. Over 2,000,000 sockeye travel a couple of miles up the Fulton, spawn, die, and float back down river into the lake and drift gently down past my house. Our water came from line that ran about 200 yards off-shore and about 100' deep. In the 5 years we lived there we never detected any taste change during spawning season, so I don't imagine the return of sockeye to the resevoir will have any effect on the taste or safety of the water. I look at this announcement as the authorities mollifhying the great masses who think that dying salmon will somehow effect their water. These same people are blissfully unaware of the kokanee already present in the lake and dying every fall after they spawn.
 
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