The Sockeye salmon run on the Adams River was the biggest on record.
During October this year, an estimated 15 million Fraser River sockeye salmon will have returned
home to British Columbia after spending two years out in the Pacific Ocean. These adult sockeye will
battle the Fraser River and the Thompson River to reach the Adams River. Along their journey, the
sockeye will seek out the streams that gave them life four years earlier. The 12- kilometer long
Adams River will be one of the final stops for millions of these salmon. While the sockeye return
every year, the migration that occurs every fourth year (2010, 2014, 2018...) dwarfs the others.
Over three million sockeye made the journey in 2002.
Edit: updated image with a fresh crop and processing.