$82,000 of support for local salmon foundation

March 1, 2016 – Campbell River, B.C.

Marine Harvest Canada has donated another $10,000 to support salmon conservation work by local volunteers.

Marine Harvest Canada will present the Campbell River Salmon Foundation (CRSF) with the donation at its annual fundraising dinner on March 12. The company has provided over $82,000 to the CRSF since its inception.

CRSF President Martin Buchanan said it was vital to have consistent support from long term partners. “The CRSF appreciates the support Marine Harvest has provided since our inception 9 years ago. Our partnership with Marine Harvest has helped fund ongoing important salmon conservation initiatives like the Campbell River Mainstem Chinook Enhancement project which is working to rebuild natural spawning Chinook in the Campbell.”

Marine Harvest has been a supporting partner since the CRSF was formed in 2007, providing annual financial assistance as well as donating Sterling brand salmon for the annual fundraising dinner.

Sharon DeDominicis, biologist at Marine Harvest, said salmon conservation projects in British Columbia were a priority for community investment.

“We are pleased to support the hard work of the Foundation’s volunteers and we have seen the positive impact this work has had on our local watersheds and fish populations.” Sharon said.

In 2015, Marine Harvest Canada provided financial support to various B.C. salmon conservation organizations including Oyster River Salmon Enhancement, Marble River Chinook Enhancement, Tsolum River Restoration Society, GoldstreamVolunteer Salmonid Enhancement Association, Fanny Bay Salmonid Enhancement Society, 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.

Marine Harvest Canada is B.C.’s leading salmon aquaculture company and supplier of premium Sterling brand salmon.