Students carry on fish-raising tradition


Each year area elementary school students have the opportunity to learn first-hand what happens with fish in the food-chain of life.

The Lake Huron Fishing Club (LHFC) works with local schools in helping them to establish school-raising aquariums where they raise trout and salmon from the egg stage until release.  The last release took place in 2019 thanks to COVID-19.

G. C. Huston students release their young fish each May into the Saugeen River which empties into Lake Huron.  The students, led by teachers and volunteer parents, trekked from the school in Southampton across the Zgaa-biig-ni-gan (We are Connected) bridge that spans the Saugeen River and down to the Boat Launch area on the river on April 30th. There, students of Grades 1, 5 and 6, had the experience of releasing a small salmon fingerling or trout into the river.

  G. C. Huston students leave on their way to the Saugeen River

The program helps young students become involved in the environment and learn about Nature’s chain of food life.

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     Teacher Matt Preece (L) and Fishing Club’s                 John Willetts were not toasting