PSF requests Canada to investigate tire toxin impacting salmon

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.

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

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…

New salmon conservation stamp revealed for 2024/2025

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The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is pleased to announce the winning image from our annual Salmon Conservation Stamp Competition. Valerie Rogers was awarded first place with her submission titled Rapid Ascent. Rogers’ submission is one of 20 entries in this year’s competition.


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Sept. 07, 2023 The Pacific Salmon Foundation has activated time-sensitive pilot projects across the province, from B.C.’s interior watersheds to Vancouver Island streams to help salmon as they struggle to survive in the face of extreme…
Chinook and chum salmon (credit: Tavish Campbell)

DFO science advice processes need overhaul, say scientists

July 31, 2023 Canada needs an independent scientific body to provide strengthened fisheries science advice that can help Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) fulfill its legal duty to protect and conserve fish for Canadians, according to a peer-reviewed…

Province builds on unprecedented investment in wild salmon recovery

June 1, 2023 ABBOTSFORD — To mark B.C. Wild Salmon Day, the provincial government is providing more than $17 million for wild salmon restoration throughout the province to ensure present and future generations of British Columbians enjoy…

European Green Crabs addressed thanks to Government of Canada funds

May 30, 2023     Last week, the Pacific Salmon Foundation was proud to take part in an announcement with the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, as she launched the new Aquatic Invasive…

Countless volunteers and nearly 100 salmon conservation projects across B.C. granted $1M

PSF funds 98 local salmon projects, leveraging $5.3 million in total value for communities. The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has granted just over $1,000,000 to 98 community-led salmon conservation, enhancement, and habitat restoration…

PSF Statement: Government of Canada decision on Discovery Islands fish farms

February 17, 2023 Today, the Pacific Salmon Foundation applauds the Government of Canada, under the leadership of the Hon. Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (DFO), for the decision to reduce risk to…

Paper Excellence Canada contributes $100,000 to advance salmon restoration across B.C.

Feb. 09, 2023 Richmond, B.C. – Today, Paper Excellence Canada announced a $100,000 gift to the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) to boost efforts to conserve and restore Pacific salmon populations across B.C. The gift will be distributed…

A special gift for Pacific salmon this holiday season: Prince of Whales plays santa for salmon

Dec. 21, 2022 Vancouver, B.C. – Pacific salmon and the killer whales that depend on them for survival receive a special gift as Prince of Whales announces a $130,000 contribution to the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Climate change is…