Trout Unlimited Canada's Annual Fish Rescue
Trout Unlimited Canada's annual Fish Rescue is once again preparing for a busy and rewarding September and October. During these months staff, chapter members and a large number of dedicated volunteers will save over 30,000 fish during TUC's annual Fish Rescue Program.TUC's Fish Rescue program began in 1996 on an irrigation canal near Caresland on the Bow River. The program has since expanded to include six different canals in southern Alberta fed by the Bow, Highwood, Belly, Waterton, and Oldman rivers. During this time over 655,000 fish have been rescued, confirming that large numbers of both sport and non-sport fish are being stranded in all diversion canals annually. Most of these canals do not have screens to prevent fish from entering the canals. TUC, our members, volunteers and our partners provide invaluable leadership for projects such as our annual Fish Rescue program, ensuring our coldwater resources are wisely managed and protected.If you would like to participate in this years Fish Rescue Program please visit our Fish Rescue page, or contact Lesley Peterson or Brian Meagher through our National Office at 403-209-5184 for additional information.