Our Annual Kids Salmon Art Contest is back!

The Pacific Salmon Foundation’s 2nd Annual Kids Salmon Art Contest launched this week! We're inviting students from across B.C. and the Yukon to submit salmon-inspired art and help raise awareness about this spectacular keystone species that…

PSF supports SFU-led biobank that aims to save west coast kelp forests

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September 29, 2022 Scientists at Simon Fraser University are racing against the clock to save British Columbia’s disappearing kelp forests for future generations. Led by biologist Sherryl Bisgrove, and supported by the Pacific Salmon…

New tools help deliver insights into fish health

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Kristi Miller-Saunders of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) leads a team of researchers that focus on infectious disease and environmental stress in salmon. PSF has partnered with her lab since 2013 to develop and deploy genomic technology…

Two UBC interns advance PSF’s climate change research

Two graduate students from the University of British Columbia – Alicia Andersen and Ian Chambers – joined the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) during the summer of 2022 to complete internships with the Salmon Watersheds Program. Chambers…

When Disaster Strikes, PSF steps up

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November 17 marks the one-year anniversary of the 2021 catastrophic floods in B.C. after a series of atmospheric rivers resulted in a state of emergency across the province. The flooding left Pacific salmon stranded in agricultural fields and…

New study indicates that some algae blooms may adversely affect wild salmon

Just in time for World Algae Day Oct. 12, Pacific Salmon Foundation researchers publish a first-of-its-kind study that helps shed light on algae, the foundation of the marine food web. Tiny algae comprise the building blocks of the food web…

Shares for Salmon

As year-end approaches and you plan your charitable giving, now is the time to donate shares for salmon, and catch some tax savings. Your gift can help fund research to support salmon resiliency, benefit future scientists through bursaries,…

Drought effects: warm, dry streams impact salmon migrations

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbwxvGrLWnI&feature=youtu.be Oct. 07, 2022 (updated with video October 17, 2022) Article written by Katrina Connors, Director of the Salmon Watersheds Program, Pacific Salmon Foundation This week, B.C.’s…

Donor Advised Funds: Giving back now and in the future

There are many ways to support the Pacific Salmon Foundation now and into the future. As donors start to examine how to most effectively manage their annual donations, some are turning to their local community foundation or investment management…

Celebrate the 2022 Adams River sockeye run

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiG0pkZoqHY&feature=youtu.be Sockeye salmon return to the Adams River every fall to spawn. This year, millions of salmon are expected to return to the Adams as 2022 is a dominant year in the four-year sockeye…

Overview of Broughton Aquaculture Transition Initiative (BATI) program

Through the Broughton Aquaculture Transition Initiative (BATI) program, PSF is proud to work with several area First Nations as a partner, conducting regular monitoring in and around the active and de-commissioned open-pen net salmon farms. In…
sockeye salmon spawning in the Adams River

Where to see salmon spawning this fall

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Born in freshwater rivers and streams, Pacific salmon migrate to the ocean where they spend several years feeding and growing, then return to their natal stream as spawning salmon to reproduce and die. On their upstream journey home, adult…