Northern Fund Announcement for projects beginning in 2023

The Northern Fund Committee hereby issues its 2023 Call for Proposals for projects which are consistent with, and necessary for, the implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. Private, non-profit, and public sector applicants are encouraged to submit project concepts by midnight on Wednesday, August 31 2022. The Committee is seeking potential projects for the Northern Boundary and Transboundary areas that are consistent with the Fund’s goals that involve:

  1. Development of improved information for resource management, including better stock assessment, data acquisition and improved scientific understanding of limiting factors affecting salmon production in the freshwater and marine environments;
  2. Rehabilitation and restoration of marine and freshwater fish habitat, and improvement of habitat to enhance productivity and protection of Pacific salmon; and
  3. Enhancement of wild stock production through low technology techniques rather than through large facilities with high operating costs.

Ongoing projects and individual proponents that have received support from the Northern Fund in previous years must be in good standing to be eligible to apply in this funding cycle. Stage 1 applications will not be considered if (a) the application is for an ongoing project that has overdue reports when the stage 1 application deadline passes, or (b) the lead proponent has previously received Northern Fund support for any project with outstanding reports when the stage 1 application deadline passes

Please download the Northern Fund Call for Project Concepts for the full details of how to apply. Proponents are advised that the accompanying application form has been updated for the 2023 funding cycle, applicants are reminded to always download and complete the latest version.

Northern Fund Forms:

(Concepts must be submitted using this form)

Stage II Forms:

Questions should be directed to the Fund Manager, Sascha Bendt or the Fund Assistant, Victor Keong via phone at (604) 684-8081, or email: or

Pacific Salmon Commission
600-1155 Robson St,
Vancouver, BC
V6E 1B5