One creek at a time, Ontario is re-seeding salmon habitats with Atlantic salmon fry that have been raised in fish hatcheries. Grade 6 students (eleven-year-old children) took part by releasing a small batch of salmon that they had raised into Duffin’s Creek. The creek is north of Pickering, which is on the north shore of Lake Ontario, east of Toronto.
David Love, Executive Director of the Conservation Federation of Greater Toronto, says that there were once salmon in the creek, but that they were extirpated. I think that agricultural pollution and overfishing are the likely culprits.
The students and teachers regard the creek.