Central Coast: Salmon in Crisis

Jennifer Walkus has been concerned about the collapse of salmon on the Central Coast of B.C. since the 1970s. Both her father and grandfather worked in salmon management. Her father was the fisheries manager for Wuikinuxv Nation and her grandfather…

Percy Walkus Hatchery update

At the Percy Walkus Hatchery, People for Salmon work to help Chinook rebound. The hatchery, a unique model to conserve, restore, and enhance special salmon stocks in Rivers Inlet, B.C., is run by the Wuikinuxv Nation on the Central Coast in…

Do you have the will to help salmon in the future?

One of the most important documents that many people will sign in their life is their will. Yet, just over 50 per cent of Canadians have documented their estate plans. These include ensuring their loved ones — including minor or adult children…

Former sawmill transforms into pristine salmon habitat

Kus-kus-sum is a former industrial sawmill site in the heart of a salmon migratory corridor of the K’ómoks Estuary. Located at the mouth of a critical estuary, the site was once a tidally influenced forested wetland and riparian area…

Pulling for salmon

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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…

Climate Change Conundrum

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Where and why are B.C. salmon most vulnerable, and what can we do to help them? Climate change has undoubtedly made its mark in British Columbia, as demonstrated by a year of extreme climate events throughout 2021. Record-breaking floods, droughts,…

Fresh from the Sea: Research clues help solve Pacific salmon mystery

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As Dr. Christoph Deeg sets foot on dry land after weeks in the North Pacific as part of the 2022 International Year of the Salmon (IYS) High Seas Expedition, he brings back a host of clues to solve the mystery of factors that influence salmon…

Game Changer: Immediate success for salmon habitat restoration in the Fraser River

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Cut off from their essential habitat for more than 100 years, threatened Fraser Chinook salmon find new passage via large-scale estuary project. A salmon habitat restoration project creates an opening in a seven-kilometre-long structure…

Advancing salmon health

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Wild Pacific salmon face several obstacles and perils through their life-cycle moving from freshwater to open oceans and back to their natal streams to spawn. Natural human-derived stressors like climate change and open-net pen aquaculture…