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…
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

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…

Investigating Hatchery Effectiveness

Hatcheries were first built on the West Coast in Canada and the U.S. in the late 19th century. Salmon runs were already declining. Today, hundreds of hatcheries pepper the Pacific Northwest's coasts and rivers. In British Columbia, hatcheries…

PSF invests $1.1 million to boost community-led salmon conservation efforts

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

Salmon Health Program poised for further advances thanks to North Family Foundation gift.  Two recent peer-reviewed papers out of PSF’s Salmon Health Program (successor to the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative) help shed light on the impact…
Photo credit: Tavish Campbell

New research indicates pathogen levels are twelve times higher near salmon farms

Fraser River sockeye salmon more likely to carry Tenacibaculum maritimum near open-net salmon farms in the Discovery Islands. May 18, 2022 Vancouver, B.C. — New research indicates that Fraser sockeye were much more likely to harbour…
a fish farm in the Broughton Archipelago

Salmon Health research to advance thanks to North Family Foundation gift

Vancouver, B.C. – The Pacific Salmon Foundation Salmon Health Program launches today thanks to a $450,000 donation from the North Family Foundation, led by long-time salmon advocates Rudy and Patricia North. The donation will advance critical…

Pulling for salmon

When extreme weather wreaks havoc, people pitch in Last November passionate people put on their waders and stepped into the icy waters in the fields flooded by the Sumas River, pulling for Pacific salmon. “These are our most endangered…
Amy Romer

Salmon Health — PSF and the DFO research team

One of our core values at the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is that we never go it alone. We work with partners — People for Salmon — across B.C. and the Yukon who share our passion and resolve to save and restore wild Pacific salmon. One…