Category: News and Announcements

2022 Gulf Troll Buyer – Call for Bids

The Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) is seeking salmon buyers to purchase Fraser River sockeye salmon caught in the Gulf Troll Test Fishery. Please review the Call for Bids for more information on the Gulf troll test fishery. Interested Buyers are asked to submit a Statement of Interest as well as fill in the 2022 Application for Procurement. Applications will be reviewed following the deadline by Pacific Salmon Commission staff.

2022 Gulf Troll Buyer Call for Bids

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

Northern Fund Issues Their 2023 Call for Proposals

The Pacific Salmon Commission’s Northern Fund Committee announces their Call for Proposals for projects starting in 2023 consistent with the goals and principals of the Northern Fund. Private, non-profit and public sector applicants are eligible and invited to apply.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Wednesday, August 31 2022.

Northern Fund

Proposals for projects beginning in 2023

Southern Fund Issues Their 2023 Call for Proposals

The Pacific Salmon Commission’s Southern Fund Committee announce their Call for Proposals for projects starting in 2023 consistent with the goals and principals of the Fund. Private, non-profit and public sector applicants are eligible and invited to apply. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, August 17 2022.

 

Southern Fund

Proposals for projects beginning in 2023

Sociocultural Significance of Salmon to Tribes and First Nations

Pacific salmon are a cultural and ecological keystone species, irreplaceable and core to the identities and ways of life of Indigenous communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. This presentation summarizes insights on the sociocultural significance of Pacific salmon learned from engagement with the Tribal and First Nations Caucuses to the Pacific Salmon Commission. Access the Report For the full text of the Special Report, The Sociocultural Significance of Pacific Salmon to Tribes and First Nations, visit the Pacific Salmon Commission website (https://www.psc.org/download/333/spec…). To view an online summary of the project, visit the Earth Economics website (https://www.eartheconomics.org/psc).

The Larry Rutter Memorial Award 2022

The Pacific Salmon Commission is pleased to announce Mr. William (Bill) Auger as the recipient of the 2022 Larry Rutter Memorial Award for Pacific Salmon Conservation.

Bill is a long-time Southeast Alaska commercial gillnetter who made a conscious choice in 1987 to get engaged and involved in the management of the fisheries he participates in. He started locally and gradually expanded his associations and roles to encompass a larger area, broader fisheries, and more diverse stakeholders. In 2000, Bill joined the Pacific Salmon Commission family as a Northern Boundary Panel member. He quickly gained the respect of his fleet, other gear groups, agency staff, and Canadian colleagues for his straightforward style, tenacity, and having the sustainability of resources at heart. He was subsequently nominated by the Governor of Alaska to serve as the state’s alternate PSC Commissioner, appointed by the Secretary of State in 2013, and re-appointed in 2018.

Among his fellow Commissioners at the PSC, Bill is one of the few who are not employees of a management agency. He is an active salmon fisherman who takes time away from his day job to participate in the Treaty process. That he gives so much of his time, often away from his job and his family, is a testament to his interest and dedication. He is able to separate himself from issues affecting him personally, instead focussing on the larger issues affecting our shared salmon resource.

Bill has an impressive command of Treaty principles, provisions, and obligations and has drawn upon these skills with a remarkable memory to resolve many allocative disputes over limited salmon resources. In addition, he has demonstrated an impressive ability to build consensus among the various user groups he works with.

Bill also cares deeply about the resource and its ability to sustain fisheries across the Treaty landscape. He serves on the Northern Endowment Fund Committee and in this capacity often advocates for projects that aim to improve understanding of the salmon resources and its management. His insights as a fisherman are invaluable to this process.

For these and many other reasons, the selection committee chose Bill as this year’s recipient of the Larry Rutter Memorial Award. He will receive the award during the Commission’s 37th annual meeting at an online ceremony scheduled for February 16 from 4-5 p.m. PST. A Zoom Webinar link to access the ceremony will be provided on the PSC’s website here: https://www.psc.org/member-portal/.

About the award

Larry Rutter was a fixture in Pacific salmon conservation and management for more than three decades until his untimely death in 2014. He was a leading influence in how the Tribes, the United States, and Canada approached salmon management and research during the turn of the 21st century. The Commission established the award to help memorialize Larry’s lifetime of work including his legacy in the PSC, the Pacific Northwest Tribes, the Southern Fund Committee, and beyond.

Since 2016, the recipients (in order) have been: Lorraine Loomis, Don Hall, Brian Riddell, Phil Anderson, Jim Scott, and Sue Farlinger

Southern Fund Issues Their 2022 Call for Proposals

The Pacific Salmon Commission’s Southern Fund Committee announce their Call for Proposals for projects starting in 2022 consistent with the goals and principals of the Fund. Preliminary, stage-one applications with ideas and concepts submitted by private, non-profit, and public sector applicants will be accepted. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 3 2021.

 

Southern Fund

Proposals for projects beginning in 2022

Northern Fund Issues Their 2022 Call for Proposals

The Pacific Salmon Commission’s Northern Fund Committee announces their Call for Proposals for projects starting in 2022 consistent with the goals and principals of the Northern Fund. Preliminary, stage-one applications with ideas and concepts submitted by private, non-profit, and public sector applicants will be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Tuesday, August 31 2021.

Northern Fund

Proposals for projects beginning in 2022

Lower Fraser River Test Fisher and Buyer Applications

Thank you to everyone who inquired and provided valuable feedback on the development of the lower Fraser River test fishery. We received overwhelming support for our proposed test fishing location at Brownsville Bar and will be proceeding with the test fishery at this location. The deadline for both the Test Fisher and Buyer applications is Friday April 30 at 5:00 PM. Additional details can be found in the attachments.

2021 Brownsville Bar Test Fishing Opportunity

2021 Brownsville Bar Buyer Opportunity