Hoping for Herring

As winter slowly gives way to warmer days, there is new movement in the water. From February to April, Pacific herring (Squamish name: Slhawt’, Latin name: Clupea pallasii) return from the open ocean to Howe Sound/Átl’ka7tsem to spawn. Slhawt’ lay their small eggs (Squamish name: ch’em’esh) on submerged vegetation, often kelp, in shallow waters. If … Continue reading Hoping for Herring