CAN - 8 More Wild Salmon Restoration Projects to Receive Funding in B.C.
VANCOUVER -- The federal government has announced funding for eight more projects as part of the B.C. Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund.
Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan addressed the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Tuesday, saying climate change and increasing demand for seafood products has put unprecedented pressure on Pacific wild salmon.
The latest projects will receive about $10.5 million from the joint federal and provincial fund established in 2018 to help the recovery of stocks in steep decline.
The recipients are the Pacific Salmon Foundation, 'Namgis First Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, the University of B.C., Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance Society and Spruce City Wildlife Association.
The projects range from improving wild salmon monitoring to hatchery upgrades and aquaculture research.