Southern Fund Announcement for projects beginning in 2018

The Southern Fund Committee’s Call for Proposals process for project selection in 2018 is now closed.

The Southern Fund Committee has made a substantial commitment to Salish Sea Marine Survival Program and to a number of multi-year projects in 2018. 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 2018 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 Sunday, September 3rd, 2017.

  1. Fraser River Panel Priorities
    • Further work to evaluate test fisheries and alternative opportunities to collect adult Fraser River Sockeye salmon return abundance, timing and diversion rate assessment information.
    • Additional Fraser River Sockeye salmon juvenile monitoring.
      Examination of mechanisms affecting early survival of Fraser River Sockeye salmon.
    • Improving methods used to estimate Lower Fraser River Sockeye salmon escapements.
    • Examination of factors that may explain or predict en-route losses of Fraser River Sockeye salmon.
  2. Southern Panel Priorities
    • Determination of reference points and associated allowable exploitation rates for PST status categories for Canadian Coho Management Units.
    • Improving the joint tool and data inputs for pre-season planning and post-season assessment of Coho fisheries.
      Improvements/increased efficiencies for Coho-FRAM functionality.
    • Develop methods for addressing uncertainty associated with evaluating Coho fisheries and stock productivity.
    • Chum salmon run reconstruction model and biological database (Chum GEM).
    • Genetic stock identification (GSI) sampling of Chum salmon in commercial and test fisheries.
    • Establish a Chum salmon assessment program in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
    • Southern BC and Washington State Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) baseline implementation.
    • Improve Chum salmon escapement assessments.
  3. Very High Priority Chinook Projects
    • Proposals that respond to the priority activity themes recommended by the Commissioners and the CTC.

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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