Pacific Salmon Foundation launches Salish Sea Marine Survival Project

Dr. Brian Riddell, President and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation, is photographed at the False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf in Vancouver on Saturday, October 13, 2012. (Rafal Gerszak For The Globe and Mail)

To mark the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Georgia Strait’s coho and chinook stocks, the Pacific Salmon Foundation has launched a comprehensive study to identify the cause of the crash and how to restore the runs. The research project has received almost $10-million in funding from private donors, corporations and non-profits. Small teams of researchers will work in communities around the Georgia Strait, in collaboration with the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to do an “across the eco-system study.”

To learn more, check out the full article in the Globe and Mail.

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