Salmon may be pink in the can but a record run of Salmon on the Pacific Coast of Canada this year is turning out to be pure gold for British Columbia.
C.U. FISH ON TO FLOOR.
L.V. MEN PUTTING FISH INTO BOXES.
C.U. FISH IN BOX TILT UP TO MEN, SORTING OUT FISH.
L.V. MEN SORTING OUT FISH.
S.V. WOMEN CUTTING FISH.
C.U. WOMAN CUTTING FISH TILT UP TO WOMAN.
S.V. MEN PUTTING FISH INTO MACHINE.
L.V. LINE OF WOMEN PUTTING FISH IN TINS.
C.U. FISH IN TINS PASSING THROUGH MACHINE.
S.V. TILY UP FISH IN TINS ON CONVEYOR BELT.
C.U. TINS PASSING THROUGH MACHINE.
C.U. TINS BEING SEALED. BY MACHINE.
L.V. TINS BEING STACKED.
Initials AW J.H./R.L.
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Background: Salmon may be pink in the can but a record run of Salmon on the Pacific Coast of Canada this year is turning out to be pure gold for British Columbia.
Most of the fishing fleets are back now after just over three weeks of fishing. Four and a half million salmon were caught putting a record of twenty one million dollars into the pockets of Canadian fisherfolk.
Some fishermen working on a share basic have made as much as fifteen hundred dollars in one day.
This bonanza coincides with the British Government's decision announced at the conference in Montreal to drop her import restrictions on canned salmon, a much prized delicacy in the UK. Within twenty four hours British buyers on the coast snapped up seven hundred thousand cases leaving just enough to satisfy the home market.
The International Pacific Salmon Commission has spent twenty years and twelve million dollars to build this salmon 'run' - the only one in the world where the catch is increasing. This week their investment starts to pay off.