The Pacific Salmon Commission’s Northern and Southern Fund Committees, composed of representatives from the United States and Canada,
hereby announce their Calls for Proposals for projects starting in 2017 consistent with the goals and principals of the two Funds. Preliminary,
stage-one applications with ideas and concepts submitted by private, non-profit, and public sector applicants will be accepted.
The Fund Committees both use a two-stage submission and review process. The initial review stage is designed primarily to evaluate the
proposals relevance and significance to the Pacific Salmon Treaty and the priorities outlined in each Fund Committee's Call for Proposals. As such,
project proponents should focus on providing a clear description of project objectives and benefits in the first-round concept stage, rather
than on the development of detailed project implementation and budget information.
Northern Fund Announcement:
The Northern Fund Committee will be accepting preliminary applications with ideas and concepts submitted by private,
non-profit, and public sector applicants eligible to conduct business in the State of Alaska, the Province of
British Columbia and/or the Yukon Territory until midnight on Thursday, September 1st, 2016.
The Committee is seeking potential projects for the Northern Boundary and Transboundary areas that are consistent with the
Funds goals that involve:
Improved information including data collection and stock assessment for salmon harvests, escapement,
forecasting returns, and determining stock composition; or
Rehabilitation and restoration of freshwater and/or marine salmon habitats and/or
improvement of existing natural salmon habitats or providing new salmon habitats: or
Salmon enhancement through low technology techniques rather than through construction of large facilities with high operating costs.
Northern Fund Forms:
Southern Fund Announcement:
The Southern Fund Committee has made a substantial commitment to Salish Sea Marine Survival Program and to a number of multi-year projects in 2017.
Only a very limited amount of funding will be available for grants to new projects. Because income from investments cannot be assured, the actual amount
will depend on fund performance between now and the end of this year. The Committee therefore wishes to draw attention to the fact that in this 2017 Call
for Proposals, consideration will only be given to those proposals that are directly responsive to specific priorities emphasized in this Call. It is
not likely that any funding will be available for projects that address purposes outside these priorities. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Thursday,
September 1st, 2016.
1) Fraser River Panel Priorities
- Additional Fraser sockeye salmon juvenile monitoring.
- Examination of mechanisms affecting early survival of Fraser River sockeye salmon.
- Improvements to methods used to estimate mainstem Fraser escapements.
- Analytical work to evaluate test fisheries and alternative opportunities to collect fraser sockeye and pink adult assessment information.
2) Southern Panel Priorities
- Determination of reference points and associated allowable exploitation rates for PST status categories for Canadian Management Units.
- Improvements/increased efficiencies for FRAM functionality.
- Improvements to the effectiveness of the Coho CWT program; Management Unit representation; and, monitoring program coverage.
- Improved estimation of the migration timing for Interior Fraser River Coho stocks.
- Chum salmon run reconstruction model and biological database (Chum GEM).
- Genetic sampling of Chum salmon in commercial and test fisheries.
- Test fishery sampling program in then Juan de Fuca Strait.
- Improve Chum salmon escapement assessments.
- Development of Chum salmon escapement reference points.
3) Very High Priority Chinook Projects
- Proposals that respond to the priority activity themes recommended by the Commissioners and the CTC.
4) Short-term habitat and Enhancement Projects
- Small-scale, on-the-ground projects designed to benefit wild stocks of salmon by improving the quality or quantity of their habitat
Southern Fund Forms:
Questions should be directed to the Fund
Manager, Angus Mackay or the Fund Assistant, Victor Keong via phone at (604) 684-8081, or email:
or fax: (604) 666-8707.
Pacific Salmon Commission
600-1155 Robson St,
Backgrounders and final reports of projects previously funded by the Northern and Southern Fund Committees can be found here.
Media Releases Archive:
June 28, 2011 Restoration and Enhancement Fund Project Funding Announcements
June 20, 2011 Funding Available for Salmon Projects in Central and Northern British Columbia, S.E. Alaska and the Yukon Territory
June 27, 2008 Funding Available for Salmon Projects in Central and Northern British Columbia, S.E. Alaska and the Yukon Territory
June 10, 2005 Funding Available for Salmon Projects in Central and Northern British Columbia, S.E. Alaska and the Yukon Territory