The Torrent River on the province's northern peninsula is one example. Before commercial fishing was halted in 1992, fewer than 100 salmon a year returned to the Torrent. In recent years, more than 6,000 salmon annually have passed through the fishway at the Torrent River falls. The Exploits River in central Newfoundland had a run of only a few hundred salmon in 1992, but seven years later, more than 30,000 returned. More than 30,000 salmon ran the Gander River in 1999. A similar number came back to the west coast's mighty Humber River. Large salmon of 15 to 30 pounds, rarely seen in these rivers during the commercial fishing years, now show up in increasing quantities.