New investments in wild salmon conservation and habitat restoration projects in Vancouver
Jonathan Wilkinson and BC Premier John Horgan, at the official launched of the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund in Victoria
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Jonathan Wilkinson has announced five new Vancouver-based projects under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF), amounting to an investment of almost CAD 2.7M (USD 2,0M). These projects are led by:
The University of British Columbia, which will lead a science partnership project to conduct research on improving the sustainability of capture and release marine recreational Pacific salmon fisheries using new tools and technology.
The International Year of the Salmon partners, including the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission and the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization. They will conduct pan-Pacific vessel surveys in the winter and summer of 2021 to monitor distribution, abundance, and productivity of salmon to directly inform fisheries management decision and enforcement efforts. This project will provide i...