Vedder River Steelhead Full of Plastic

A Chilliwack fisherman thought the steelhead he hooked last week on the Vedder River would make a fine supper before he cut it open to find its body stuffed with garbage.

Jordan Butt, 32, said he felt “disgusted” by what he found Feb. 13: Shards of blue, orange, black and white plastic, some the size of a loonie, perforating the fish’s stomach and shredding its anus.

“It looked like it had been in there for a long time,” said Butt, who suspects the fish ingested the plastic in the ocean before returning to fresh water to spawn. READ MORE

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