$92,000 of support for local salmon foundation

March 7, 2017 – Campbell River, B.C.

Marine Harvest Canada is committing $10,000 to support salmon conservation in the Campbell River watersheds, totaling $92,000 in donations over the past decade.

Marine Harvest Canada will present the Campbell River Salmon Foundation (CRSF) with the donation at its annual fundraising dinner on March 11. The company has been a supporting partner since the Foundation’s inception in 2007.

CRSF board member Kent Moeller says it has been invaluable to have had consistent support from a local aquaculture company. “Our Foundation started ten years ago and Marine Harvest has returned every year with cash donations to support our conservation work. This type of long term partnership gives us the confidence to continue important restoration and enhancement work.”

Marine Harvest’s Director of Environmental Performance, Sharon DeDominicis, says salmon conservation is a good fit for the company’s community investment program.

“We see the positive results of critical habitat restoration in local river systems and estuaries,” says Sharon. “We are grateful to be able to support the important work of the Foundation and its volunteers.”

In 2016, Marine Harvest Canada provided financial support to various B.C. salmon conservation organizations including Oyster River Salmon Enhancement, Tsolum River Restoration Society, GoldstreamVolunteer Salmonid Enhancement Association, Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, Kitasoo Salmon Enhancement, Campbell River Salmon Foundation, and the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

The Campbell River Salmon Foundation (CRSF) is a registered charity and not for profit organization developed to promote salmon enhancement in watersheds between the Oyster River and south of the Salmon River estuary and the adjacent mainland coast.