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salmon swimming upstream along the Fraser river in British Columbia Canada have hit a wall literally all the rock on the top that faces falling into the river which is confining passage for press I've never seen anything to this degree on the side of the river a rock slide which is believed to have occurred in late October of last year but just discovered has blocked off passage for sockeye salmon swimming upstream to their spawning grounds the typically the of salmon have some room to kind of swim down they can jump deeper but if it's shallow a really restricts your ability to do that so they can't get the strength to jump over those rapids now the provincial and federal governments are moving the fish manually creating holding ponds with the plan to airlift them by helicopter the fear if the salmon isn't moved spawning could be in jeopardy I think it's very critical it's I mean seven can get up to the responding %HESITATION streams then we're facing situation the fish will be monitored on their journey including through blood samples officials haven't said when the airlifting will begin