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This video of a couple of Surrey pit bulls fishing for salmon recently went viral. A reminder to keep an eye on your dogs when salmon are running. Not to mention dead carcasses can be deadly to four-legged pals:
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/05/21/Pit-bulls-catch-salmon-in-their-mouths-in-viral-video/2791432221809/
A British Columbia man shared video of his pit bulls showing off an unexpected skill -- fishing for massive salmon with their mouths.
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A new study suggests that raingardens could be vital to salmon conservation. Well then, give yourselves a pat on the back Pacific Salmon Foundation donors, because you've been supporting raingardens for years through the work of the Cougar Creek Streamkeepers. Our donors are a very clever bunch! http://ow.ly/HM6oW (4 photos)
The lethal effects of urban runoff that kills some salmon and their prey can be reversed by filtering the water through a common soil mix, according to new
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We wanted to share this great photo album from the salmon carcass transplant in Mount Douglas Park, Victoria with the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society. Think really happy kids and dead fish. Sounds kind of morbid, but transplanting dead salmon is one of the best things you can do for an ecosystem. It's like a nutrient bomb for the surrounding plants, animals and waterways. And again, the kids love it!

http://mountdouglaspark.ca/web/PhotoAlbums/Salmon_Carcass_Transplant_2015/index.html
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A story of gloom and hope! In a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, a team of scientists have concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. BUT IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share
Scientists find what they say are clear signs that humans are beginning to damage oceans on an unprecedented scale.
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Pacific Salmon Foundation donors and Salmon Stamp dollars at work in the community! Great article below about some of the important projects for salmon our partners helped support in 2014 in the Williams Lake area. Give yourselves a pat on the back.

http://www.wltribune.com/community/287981141.html
There was a fair list of accomplishments, and some things that were not accomplished in 2014.
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We're excited to launch a new book funded by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the Sea Among Us: The Amazing Strait of Georgia featuring contributions from our CEO Dr. Brian Riddell, Dr. Dick Beamish and the Honourable John Fraser to name a few. All author royalties are being donated to the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Pick up your copy from http://www.harbourpublishing.com  or read about the book at the salmon blog:https://www.psf.ca/blog/new-strait-georgia-book-supported-pacific-salmon-foundation-launched    
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If you live in the Victoria-area, drop by Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and help us celebrate! Next Tuesday, November 25 we're launching the 'Sea Among Us' a new book dedicated to the Strait of Georgia! Refreshments, book signing - all are welcome. Please share!
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Seals get a really bad rap when it comes to causes for salmon declines in the Strait of Georgia. But we really don't know their true impact. Watch last night's segment on CTV Vancouver Island about our new project in partnership with the UBC Marine Mammal Unit to bring some clarity to the debate.

http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=612595
QUALICUM – Researchers are now tracking 37,000 juvenile salmon to see how many are gobbled up by 20 specific seals.
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A couple weeks ago we held our annual South Vancouver Island Dinner to raise funds for local salmon conservation projects. This was our first time at the historic Fairmont Empress and wow, did it turn it up a notch! Some say the Fairmont Empress is the 'castle on the coast' and it's for good reason. Here's some highlights!
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Oceanside a sleepy town? I don't think so! Check out these dance moves from our Oceanside Gala! There's still time to be a part of this and help support local salmon conservation projects. Limited tickets are still availalbe - $60 for singles or $550 for a table of ten. Contact 250.752.1083 or gonfial@shaw.ca for dinner ticket information. Or pick them up in person at Gone Fishin' in Nanaimo or Bowser.
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The bad: Scientists have now concluded that humans are causing unprecedented damage to our oceans.

The good: It's not too late!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/16/science/earth/study-raises-alarm-for-health-of-ocean-life.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0
Scientists find what they say are clear signs that humans are beginning to damage oceans on an unprecedented scale.
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Just wanted to share this great article about late BC artist and salmon steward Ron Gruber. Mr. Gruber worked tirelessly to bring salmon back to Spanish Bank Creek, and was rewarded in 2000 following an 80-year absence. Sadly Mr. Gruber passed away recently, but his work is emblematic of the efforts of community volunteers working on streams across the province. Well done Mr. Gruber, you've left a beautiful legacy.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/how-one-bc-artist-helped-revive-a-vancouver-park-salmon-stream/article22174373/
Artist Ron Gruber, who lived for nature, fostered the salmon run’s return to Pacific Spirit Regional Park
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Devoted to spreading awareness about the state of Pacific salmon in B.C.
Introduction
The Pacific Salmon Foundation was established in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and restore wild Pacific salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon. Today, the Foundation galvanizes the breadth of vested stakeholders to impact salmon from stream to estuary to ocean.

The Foundation:

  • ·         Raises money and makes grants to volunteer community groups that conserve and restore streams across the province.
  • ·         Manages a watershed-wide initiative in the Skeena that convenes industry groups, First Nations, provincial and federal governments, and other non-profits.
  • ·         Advances scientific evidence-based solutions that address disease, trans-boundary ocean survival, estuary survival, land-based aquaculture and reducing industry impacts.
  • ·         Works with government to prioritize and facilitate strategic salmon conservation in the province.


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