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…

Comox Valley salmon conservation community receives $139,000 boost in grants

August 17, 2022 The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is pleased to announce $139,298 in grants to three salmon conservation, stewardship, and enhancement projects in the Comox Valley through PSF’s Community Salmon Program. The total value…

PSF Director appointed to the Pacific Salmon Commission

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August 08, 2022  The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF)’s Dr. Katrina Connors has been appointed by Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to serve as a Commissioner for the Pacific Salmon Commission. Effective July 11, 2022, the…
Mossom deploys receivers to track the migration of coho smolts in the Vancouver Harbour.

Tri-Cities community members step up to save salmon

July 19, 2022 It’s the time of year when salmon start their incredible journey back home from the ocean to their natal streams — many located in the Tri-Cities area of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody — to spawn. For Fraser…
Open-net pens in B.C>

PSF STATEMENT: Government of Canada outlines next steps in transition from open-net-pen salmon farming in British Columbia

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

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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.…
Photo credit: Tavish Campbell

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

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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

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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…
A screenshot of the Pacific Salmon Explorer.

Columbia River salmon data now available in the Pacific Salmon Explorer

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The best publicly-available data for Pacific salmon in the Columbia River watershed is now available in the Pacific Salmon Explorer, an online data visualization tool developed by the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s (PSF) Salmon Watersheds Program,…

Fraser Chinook salmon can now reach estuary habitat that was inaccessible for 100 years

Habitat restoration project sees immediate success after creating an opening in a 7km structure that has blocked salmon habitat for over a century. Released on April 12, 2022 Photo by Alex Harris / Raincoast Conservation Foundation. VANCOUVER,…

Researcher provides data to solve Pacific salmon mystery

Clear details exist for freshwater habitats, but salmon life-cycle at sea remains murky—until now  February 22, 2022 Vancouver, B.C.—As Dr. Christoph Deeg, a researcher with the Pacific Salmon Foundation, sets foot on dry land briefly…

Sixty local salmon conservation projects to advance thanks to $370k in grants

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The Pacific Salmon Foundation proudly announces $372,378 in grants to 60 grassroots Pacific salmon conservation projects. Across B.C. and the Yukon, 32 communities received funding as part of the Community Salmon Program’s fall grants,…