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Big Bar Landslide Updates:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pacific-smon-pacifique/big-bar-landslide-eboulement/index-eng.html


The Pacific Salmon Commission issues news releases and announcements on a periodic basis relevant to our mandate. Included are new technical reports, meeting summaries, and other PSC notices and publications; Calls for Proposals; and, job vacancies.

  • Lower Fraser River Test Fisher and Buyer Applications April 13, 2021
    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 ...
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  • Lower Fraser River Test Fishery Feedback Request March 25, 2021
    With record-low Fraser sockeye run sizes in three out of the last five years, it has become increasingly challenging for in-river test fisheries to catch enough sockeye for assessment purposes. This has been particularly challenging at the Cottonwood gillnet test fishery, which is used primarily for stock identification purposes. The Pacific Salmon Commission in partnership with ...
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  • The Larry Rutter Memorial Award 2021 February 19, 2021
    The Pacific Salmon Commission is pleased to announce Ms. Susan Farlinger as the recipient of the 2021 Larry Rutter Memorial Award for Pacific Salmon Conservation. Throughout her career, Sue has made significant contributions to the management and conservation of Pacific salmon. Since 1977, she has worked for Fisheries and Oceans Canada/DFO holding roles as a Research ...
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  • Southern Fund Issues Their 2021 Call for Proposals June 29, 2020
    The Pacific Salmon Commission’s Southern Fund Committee announce their Call for Proposals for projects starting in 2021 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 4 2020.  
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  • Northern Fund Issues Their 2021 Call for Proposals June 3, 2020
    The Pacific Salmon Commission’s Northern Fund Committee announces their Call for Proposals for projects starting in 2021 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 Friday, August 28 2020.
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  • The Pacific Salmon Commission remains operational during the COVID-19 pandemic May 29, 2020
    As an international organization, the Pacific Salmon Commission has been deemed an essential service by the B.C. government. Thus the PSC Secretariat remains operational to support Canada and the United States in their implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. Bilateral meetings are occurring (online and via telephone) and Secretariat field operations to assess Fraser River ...
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  • 2020 Call for Buyers January 29, 2020
    Fraser River (Cottonwood and Whonnock) gillnet test fisheries. The purpose of the Fraser River Panel approved test fisheries is to collect biological and catch per unit effort data on Fraser River sockeye and pink salmon. This work is performed to ensure conservation and sustainable-use of salmon stocks, as well as to meet other objectives of the ...
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  • Press Release RE: Pacific Salmon Treaty Chapter 4 July 2, 2019
    Pacific Salmon Commission recommends new language for Chapter 4 under the Pacific Salmon Treaty July 2, 2019: The Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) has recommended to the governments of Canada and the United States a new agreement for Chapter 4 (Fraser River Sockeye and Pink Salmon) under the Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST). Signed by Canada and the United ...
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