Major Donation to Vancouver Island Salmon Conservation

February 27th, 2015 - Campbell River, B.C.

Marine Harvest Canada will commit a further $10,000 toward salmon conservation at the Campbell River Salmon Foundation’s (CRSF) fundraising dinner on March 14. With this donation, the company has provided over $72,000 to the Foundation since its inception.

“The company and its staff have a long history supporting and participating in salmon conservation efforts on Vancouver Island,” said Sharon DeDominicis, a biologist at Marine Harvest. “The Campbell River Salmon Foundation does a lot to help protect our local rivers and fish and we’re proud to assist these conservation efforts.”

The company has been a supporting partner since the Foundation began in 2007. The company also provides its premium Sterling salmon at the CRSF’s annual fundraising dinner that serves over 400 people.

“We are very thankful for the support we’ve had from Marine Harvest,” said Martin Buchanan, CRSF President. “The company has been with us from the beginning, and the support they’ve provided over the years has been vital to us continuing several important salmon conservation initiatives like the Campbell River Mainstem Chinook Enhancement project.”

In 2014, Marine Harvest Canada provided over $75,000 to various B.C. salmon conservation organizations: Oyster River Salmon Enhancement, Marble River Chinook Enhancement, Tsolum River Restoration Society, Fanny Bay Salmonid Enhancement Society, Lake Cowichan Enhancement, Squamish Salmon Enhancement, Quinsam River Hatchery, 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.