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.
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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…

Salmon recovery lessons from the Evergreen State

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Patchwork efforts to manage and conserve salmon in B.C. lack coordination. A tried and tested model from Washington state inspires planning for a new provincial salmon recovery strategy. This story originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition…
An aerial view of a giant kelp bed in the Barkley Sound.

Tackling kelp data gaps in Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds

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This story originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition of Salmon Steward, the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s quarterly print magazine.  Healthy kelp is essential to the well-being of Pacific salmon in B.C. Every summer, millions of juvenile…

A year in review: celebrating salmon wins in 2023

A message from Michael Meneer, President and CEO, Pacific Salmon Foundation In 2023, the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF)’s team levelled up efforts to help Pacific salmon thanks to you – our partners, supporters, and donors. With your…

Saving Stranded Salmon

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Extreme climate events like drought and flood can wreak havoc on salmon migrations. PSF worked with partners across B.C. this summer and fall during an unprecedented, province-wide drought to improve fish passage in rivers like xʔəl̓ilwətaʔɬ where salmon were stranded.

State of Salmon: Remarkable year for pinks and coho

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Millions of pinks return to the Fraser River and are coho back for good in the Strait of Georgia? This story originally appeared in the Winter 2023 edition of Salmon Steward, the Pacific Salmon Foundation's quarterly print magazine.  This…