Pacific Salmon Hatchery Review: weight and timing matter

Hatcheries were introduced in British Columbia in 1972 to help enhance salmon populations and conserve species at risk. Today B.C. hatcheries release approximately 300 million juvenile Pacific salmon each year. While hatcheries can support…

PSF invests $1.1 million to boost community-led salmon conservation efforts

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In spring of 2022, the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s (PSF’s) Community Salmon Program distributed more than $1.1 million in funding to 116 community-led salmon conservation, enhancement, and habitat restoration projects across British Columbia.…
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New research indicates pathogen levels are twelve times higher near salmon farms

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Fraser River sockeye salmon more likely to carry Tenacibaculum maritimum near open-net salmon farms in the Discovery Islands. May 18, 2022 Vancouver, B.C. — New research indicates that Fraser sockeye were much more likely to harbour…
a fish farm in the Broughton Archipelago

Salmon Health research to advance thanks to North Family Foundation gift

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Vancouver, B.C. – The Pacific Salmon Foundation Salmon Health Program launches today thanks to a $450,000 donation from the North Family Foundation, led by long-time salmon advocates Rudy and Patricia North. The donation will advance critical…
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Salmon Health — PSF and the DFO research team

One of our core values at the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is that we never go it alone. We work with partners — People for Salmon — across B.C. and the Yukon who share our passion and resolve to save and restore wild Pacific salmon. One…
A screenshot of the Pacific Salmon Explorer.

Columbia River salmon data now available in the Pacific Salmon Explorer

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The best publicly-available data for Pacific salmon in the Columbia River watershed is now available in the Pacific Salmon Explorer, an online data visualization tool developed by the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s (PSF) Salmon Watersheds Program,…
Photo credit: Tavish Campbell

Statement to Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO): Open-net salmon farming in B.C.

The Pacific Salmon Foundation was invited to present at the recent Government of Canada Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO). Pacific Salmon Foundation scientists Drs. Andrew Bateman and Brian Riddell provided the following statement…

The Strait of Georgia: Submerge into the data

PSF’s evolving hub for marine data visualization. The Strait of Georgia — a marine corridor between Vancouver Island and the southwestern mainland coast of B.C. — is a highly productive ecosystem with diverse habitat that supports more…

Earth Day 2022: Know Your Shores

Celebrate B.C.’s coastal ecosystems on Earth Day with PSF. Did you know that the Strait of Georgia— a marine corridor between Vancouver Island and the southwestern mainland coast of British Columbia — supports more than 3,000 species,…

Pacific Salmon Foundation: We have a new look!

Inspired by the passion of our community and their love of the “yellow fish,” we’re making it official!

Game Changer: Immediate success for salmon habitat restoration in the Fraser River

Cut off from their essential habitat for more than 100 years, threatened Fraser Chinook salmon find new passage via large-scale estuary project. A salmon habitat restoration project creates an opening in a seven-kilometre-long structure…

Fraser Chinook salmon can now reach estuary habitat that was inaccessible for 100 years

Habitat restoration project sees immediate success after creating an opening in a 7km structure that has blocked salmon habitat for over a century. Released on April 12, 2022 Photo by Alex Harris / Raincoast Conservation Foundation. VANCOUVER,…