Statement: Open-Net Pen Aquaculture Transition

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On behalf of Michael Meneer, President & CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation June 19, 2024 Today, the Government of Canada has made an important decision to end open-net pen aquaculture in B.C.’s coastal waters within the next five years,…

PSF’s Third Kids Art Contest Celebrates Pacific Salmon

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is pleased to announce the results of the 2024 Kids Salmon Art Contest, our third annual celebration of youth talent and salmon stewardship. This year, more than 300 students from British Columbia and the…

The burning issue: wildfires and salmon

The 2024 wildfire season has already begun in British Columbia. The fire and drought impacts this summer will depend on how much rain falls throughout June, yet experts have predicted a long and dry fire season ahead. Unfortunately, this…

New Report Highlights Devastating Impact of Log Boom Operations in Cowichan Estuary

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June 11, 2024 Cowichan Tribes, BC Conservation Foundation, and Pacific Salmon Foundation year six study results demonstrate need for more to be done to save salmon populations. DUNCAN, B.C. - Today, Cowichan Tribes, in collaboration with…

Haida Gwaii Youth Leader Awarded Full Scholarship To Simon Fraser University

The PSF-supported Scholarship Foundation of the Pacific program empowers young students from Haida Gwaii to become leaders in their community. Haida Gwaii student and salmon volunteer Riley Dorman was named the 2024 scholarship recipient by…

Pacific Salmon Foundation Announces $1.4 million for Salmon Projects

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May 16, 2024 PSF funds 113 community salmon projects, leveraging $9 million in total value for salmon. The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has granted $1,445,226 to 113 community salmon projects —including many Indigenous-led initiatives…

The Mamalilikulla’s game plan to recover salmon populations

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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.

PSF applauds federal decision to assess chemical linked to coho deaths

The federal government will prioritize environmental assessment of a tire chemical linked to coho salmon deaths, an important first step towards regulating this toxin. This decision from Environment and Climate Change Canada follows a formal…

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.