PSF Supports Surveillance of Invasive Mussels

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has contributed $50,000 to help prevent the arrival of invasive zebra and quagga mussels and the parasite that causes whirling disease in British Columbia. The establishment of these three species in B.C.…
Juvenile Chinook salmon at a hatchery

What’s Next for B.C. Hatcheries?

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PSF researchers have completed a review of Pacific salmon hatcheries in British Columbia. The first of its kind since the mid-1990s, the review led to 14 reports and several recommendations.

Introducing VIU’s new salmon scholarship winners

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) oversees multiple scholarship awards and bursaries to help foster the development of emerging salmon leaders and scientists. Every year, these initiatives provide financial support to post-secondary students…

A habitat lifeline for juvenile salmon in the Fraser River

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Sturgeon Bank — a stretch of the Fraser River delta located off the west coast of Richmond, British Columbia — has lost at least 160 hectares of tidal marsh habitat over the last three decades due to dredging, dikes, and other human interventions.

Remembering the Honourable John Allen Fraser

Pacific Salmon Foundation remembers The Honourable John Allen Fraser and his contribution to Pacific salmon conservation.

PSF responds to DFO aquaculture licence review

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PSF strongly believes that contemplating open-net pen aquaculture licenses of up to six years is in direct conflict with the open-net pen transition plan promised for 2025. We should be moving away from licensing open-net pen aquaculture and…

A look from above: how drones can support salmon battling climate change

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This story originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition of Salmon Steward, the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s quarterly print magazine.  With climate change comes warming waters – a potential death sentence for salmon. As water warms,…

PSF requests Canada to investigate tire toxin impacting salmon

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The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has been supporting local, British Columbia-based research related to 6PPD and its impact on salmon in their freshwater habitats for the past few years.
A picture of steelhead under water

Steelhead data reveal major conservation concerns across B.C.

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Jan. 31, 2024 The Pacific Salmon Foundation has released new datasets and a report outlining the poor status of most British Columbia steelhead and recommending urgent actions.  New status assessments for steelhead populations in British…

Grants totaling $792,304 to advance 65 local salmon restoration projects

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Jan. 18, 2024 PSF funds 65 local projects, leveraging $3.7 million in total value for salmon In the fall of 2023, the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) granted $792,304 to 65 community-led salmon restoration, education, and stewardship projects…