Southern Fund Announcement for projects beginning in 2017

The Southern Fund Committee has made a substantial commitment to Salish Sea Marine Survival Program and to a number of multi-year projects in 2017. Only a very limited amount of funding will be available for grants to new projects. Because income from investments cannot be assured, the actual amount will depend on fund performance between now and the end of this year. The Committee therefore wishes to draw attention to the fact that in this 2017 Call for Proposals, consideration will only be given to those proposals that are directly responsive to specific priorities emphasized in this Call. It is not likely that any funding will be available for projects that address purposes outside these priorities. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Thursday, September 1st, 2016.

  1. Fraser River Panel Priorities
    • Additional Fraser sockeye salmon juvenile monitoring.
    • Examination of mechanisms affecting early survival of Fraser River sockeye salmon.
    • Improvements to methods used to estimate mainstem Fraser escapements.
    • Analytical work to evaluate test fisheries and alternative opportunities to collect fraser sockeye and pink adult assessment information.
  2. Southern Panel Priorities
    • Determination of reference points and associated allowable exploitation rates for PST status categories for Canadian Management Units.
    • Improvements/increased efficiencies for FRAM functionality.
    • Improvements to the effectiveness of the Coho CWT program; Management Unit representation; and, monitoring program coverage.
    • Improved estimation of the migration timing for Interior Fraser River Coho stocks.
    • Chum salmon run reconstruction model and biological database (Chum GEM).
    • Genetic sampling of Chum salmon in commercial and test fisheries.
    • Test fishery sampling program in then Juan de Fuca Strait.
    • Improve Chum salmon escapement assessments.
    • Development of Chum salmon escapement reference points.
  3. Very High Priority Chinook Projects
    • Proposals that respond to the priority activity themes recommended by the Commissioners and the CTC.
    • Short-term habitat and Enhancement Projects
    • Small-scale, on-the-ground projects designed to benefit wild stocks of salmon by improving the quality or quantity of their habitat

Southern Fund Forms:

(Concepts must be submitted using this form)


Questions should be directed to the Fund Manager, Angus Mackay or the Fund Assistant, Victor Keong via phone at (604) 684-8081, or email: or , or fax: (604) 666-8707.

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