Wild Salmon: Now and for the Future
The five-year Salish Sea Marine Survival Project was launched to determine why Chinook, Coho and Steelhead salmon in the Salish Sea declined by about 90% two decades ago and never fully recovered. One major finding is that estuaries are absolutely vital to growing young salmon. But, development and industrial activities have resulted in loss of eelgrass habitat and pollution. Eelgrass provides shelter from predators and waves for growing salmon, and supports small marine insects that they feed on. Vancouver International Airport YVR) is located in the estuary of one of the most important salmon-producing rivers in the world – the Fraser River. That’s why YVR is investing in a future for salmon by supporting volunteers funded by PSF, who are removing hundreds of tonnes of marine garbage from more than 20 different salmon estuaries surrounding the Strait of Georgia and replanting eelgrass beds. You can support critical efforts like these by making a tax-receiptable donation today! Your donation will be matched and every $100 you donate will result in one entry to win a hand-carved artist proof Seawolf reel donated by PEETZ Outdoors (see image gallery).