In October 2013, the Southern Fund Committee and the Pacific Salmon Commission announced a commitment of $5 million dollars (U.S.) to support the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project. The Pacific Salmon Commission is the international body formed by the United States and Canada in 1985 to oversee implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. The Southern Fund Committee, comprised of three U.S. and three Canadian members, was established separately in 1999 by the two countries to administer the Southern Boundary Restoration and Enhancement Fund, one of two endowment funds created to support the Pacific Salmon Treaty. The fund has supported projects to advance the science of salmon management; improve understanding of Pacific salmon stocks; restore and conserve habitat; and support natural stock enhancement.
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