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,…

Top Post-Flood Priorities for Salmon

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We need improved coordinated action for salmon after extreme flooding events impacted salmon habitat across southern British Columbia. We urge officials to address issues requiring immediate action and incorporate salmon conservation into the…

On the Move: Salmon Swimming Upstream wins 2022/23 Pacific Salmon Conservation Stamp Competition

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Vancouver, B.C. - The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is pleased to announce the winning image for the annual Salmon Conservation Stamp Competition. Eric Jablonowski was awarded first place with his submission titled, On the Move – Salmon…

Comprehensive Salmon Data for Haida Gwaii Set to Strengthen Recovery Planning

December 08, 2021 Haida Gwaii, B.C. – In support of salmon conservation, Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) now provides a comprehensive online overview of salmon Conservation Units and their habitats in Haida Gwaii. PSF has released new data…

Return-It and the Pacific Salmon Foundation support local community research on microplastics on the B.C. coast

Ucluelet Aquarium’s ‘citizen science’ project reveals recurring patterns about the volume and types of microplastics present Ucluelet, B.C. – November 10, 2021 – The problem of plastics in the ocean may conjure images of debris…

Pacific Salmon Foundation Announces $1.2M to 114 Grassroots Salmon Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2021 VANCOUVER – Today, Pacific Salmon Foundation is announcing more than $1.2M in grants to 114 grassroots Pacific salmon conservation projects in 66 communities across B.C. The value of these projects…

Key Findings from 5-year Study on Salish Sea Salmon Declines

(photo credit: Danny Swainson, BC Conservation Foundation. PSF Biologist Collin Middleton inserts a PIT tag into a juvenile Coho at the Nanaimo Hatchery. His work is a continuation of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project’s studies on tracking…

86% of B.C. residents show high levels of concern about declining salmon stocks

NEWS RELEASE July 23, 2021 86% of B.C. residents show high levels of concern about declining salmon stocks VANCOUVER, B.C. - A poll conducted by Insights West and Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) shows that the decline in Pacific salmon…

Aquaculture mediates global transmission of a viral pathogen to wild salmon

Our recently published paper: Aquaculture mediates global transmission of a viral pathogen to wild salmon[1] provides new information regarding pathogen spillover from salmon farms to wild Pacific salmon. We’ve outlined a summary…