Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard and the Province of British Columbia have confirmed more than $4 million in funding to support four additional projects to help restore B.C. salmon habitat.
Protecting and restoring wild fish habitat and stocks is a priority for both the federal and provincial governments. The investments form the basis for a sustainable future for a wild fishery and its related stable employment.
The British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund has been able to finance 42 projects to date, representing a total investment of $71 million. In addition to meeting specific criteria prioritized by this fund, the selected projects had to be submitted by Indigenous communities, industry associations, environmental non-government organizations, commercial enterprises or academic institutions.