Adams River (B.C.)



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British Columbia Provincial Fisheries Department footage : reels 1-5

The file consists of five reels of unedited film footage/out-takes. Contains footage of commercial salmon and halibut trolling; purse seining; gill netting; fish ladders (Hells Gate); cannery interiors; tagging salmon; salmon spawning; salmon eggs and fry in laboratory; Adams River salmon run; hatchery scenes. Also includes: aerial views of the B.C. coastline; docks at Zeballos; De Havilland Dragon Rapide passenger plane on floats (registration CF-AYE).
It includes some footage from the film "Commercial salmon trolling off the British Columbia Coast."

Fisheries records

  • GR-1378
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  • 1911-1972

This series contains records of the Dept. of Fisheries (1917-1957) and the Commercial Fisheries Branch (1957-1972) relating to the administration and conservation of fishery resources. The series consists of correspondence files, memoranda, reports, statistics and returns, and proposed regulations. The records pertain to the Fraser River Sockeye treaties, the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission, and fishways, dams and obstructions on the Fraser River, including correspondence with the Washington State Planning Council (19341936). There is also material on the Quesnel River Basin hydro-electrical development investigation (1949-1953), the Adams River dam and fishway (1911-1946), and various water licence applications (1967-1969). Other records, further divided into subseries, consist of correspondence files pertaining to the administration of the Fisheries Inspection Act, 1935-1972, correspondence re Japanese fishermen, 1934-1939, memoranda on fisheries conservation, Fisheries records, Fraser River Sockeye Treaty - correspondence and memos, J.B. Babcock - correspondence re Salmon treaty question, Fraser River Sockeye Treaty, International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission Fishways and dams, River Basin Hydro-Electric Development Investigation and Returns

British Columbia. Commercial Fisheries Branch

Fishing and hunting

The item is an amateur film in two reels, made ca. 1960. It includes footage of river fishing including large catch of rainbow trout, cleaning fish and camp scenes on the Fraser River. Includes First Nations dip-netting for salmon, cleaning and drying fish. Also scenes of Chilcotin scenery and people including fishing river for salmon, journey by open river boat, dropping off supplies, running rapids, wildlife, examining pelts, beaver lodge and dam, First Nations village from boat. More river boat travel, scenery, wildlife at Bulkley River and Moricetown Falls including spearing fish, spawning salmon, sports fishers catch and gaff salmon, fillet and smoke the fish. Salmon carcasses and bear. Scenes of a hunter shooting birds, Alexandria suspension bridge, Hell's Gate fish ladders, junction or Fraser and Thompson Rivers (at Lytton), Adams River salmon run and goose hunting in winter.

Roderick Haig-Brown Conservation Area

"One of the most spectacular of all salmon runs occurs every four years along the spawning grounds of the Adams River. Extracts from the writings of noted author and conservationist the late Roderick Haig-Brown, follow the life cycle of the Adams River sockeye salmon run, pointing out the hazards and threats to salmon survival with film of spawning, hatching, migration -- and later, the return of the salmon, past the commercial and sports fishermen, through waters threatened with industrial and municipal disturbance, back up the Fraser River and the Thompson River, to their birthplace, which in 1978 was designated as a conservation area and provincial park. Included in this film are scenes of Haig-Brown fishing, the Haig-Brown library, the dedication ceremony to name the park after him, and a thoughtful perspective about the preservation of the resource, narrated in part by Valerie Haig-Brown." (from Qualicum Film Productions flyer, n.d.)