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Pink salmon reaching Fraser River in massive numbers, has raised questions about the possible role of controversial Haida experiment

Jonn Matsen, co-ordinator of the Squamish Streamkeepers said the number of fish in the river is astonishing. “There’s a ridiculous number of pinks,” he said. “It’s a thousand times more than there should be.” Dr. Matsen said he wondered if the Haida experiment, which saw 100 tonnes of iron sulphate dumped north of Haida Gwaii, could have caused the huge returns. The Haida experiment is under investigation by Environment Canada because ocean fertilization is not allowed under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. [email protected] 22:20