Climate adaptation series: Wildfires

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Pacific salmon are vital to our culture and environment in British Columbia. They are facing unprecedented challenges with increasing impacts from climate change, pathogens, development, and predation. At the Pacific Salmon Foundation, we are…

Climate adaptation series: Freshet

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Pacific salmon are vital to our culture and environment in British Columbia. They are facing unprecedented challenges with increasing impacts from climate change, pathogens, development, and predation. At the Pacific Salmon Foundation, we are…

CALL FOR ARTISTS! 2023 – 2024 SALMON CONSERVATION STAMP ART COMPETITION

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Call for Artists! You are invited to enter the 2023/2024 Salmon Conservation Stamp Art Competition, conducted by the Pacific Salmon Foundation. This year marks the 35th annual Salmon Conservation Stamp Art Competition and the winning image…
Tagging an adult Chinook at a Matsqui fish wheel near Mission B.C.

Fish wheels in the Fraser River: First Nations, PSF study salmon migration

Tagging Fraser Chinook to identify salmon migration disruptions. Fraser River Chinook salmon have experienced declines for many years. As a result, at least 15 of the 17 wild populations of Fraser Chinook are considered at-risk. Still, their…
Mossom deploys receivers to track the migration of coho smolts in the Vancouver Harbour.

Tri-Cities community members step up to save salmon

July 19, 2022 It’s the time of year when salmon start their incredible journey back home from the ocean to their natal streams — many located in the Tri-Cities area of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody — to spawn. For Fraser…
Virginia Elizabeth McCallum, PSF Community Bursaries Program Recipient, Fall 2021

PSF Community Bursaries spotlight – Virginia Elizabeth McCallum

PSF's Stewardship Community Bursary is awarded to students in B.C. and the Yukon dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Pacific salmon. Meet 2021-2022 recipient Virginia Elizabeth McCallum.
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PSF STATEMENT: Government of Canada outlines next steps in transition from open-net-pen salmon farming in British Columbia

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June 22, 2022 Today, just before the vast majority of B.C. salmon farm licenses were set to expire, the Government of Canada has issued an update on their mandate to transition away from open-net pen salmon aquaculture in British Columbia. The…

PSF Community Bursaries spotlight – James Kennedy

The Stewardship Community Bursary is awarded to students in B.C. and the Yukon dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Pacific salmon. The intent is to reduce the financial barriers in order to support their career goal in salmon conservation.…

2022 Duncanby Fundraiser Tops Record to Support Percy Walkus Hatchery

After Covid either delayed or cancelled the two previously scheduled annual events, the Duncanby Lodge fundraiser was held in person June 4-7. With 100% of the proceeds supporting operational costs of the Percy Walkus Hatchery, this year’s…

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.…
Amy Romer

Salmon Health: Recent Studies Pack 1-2 Punch Against Open-net Salmon Farms

In May a study by PSF’s Dr. Andrew Bateman: New research indicates pathogen levels are 12 times higher near salmon farms was released. The research indicates that Fraser sockeye are much more likely to harbour the bacterial pathogen Tenacibaculum…