The Pacific Salmon Commissions Northern and Southern Fund Committees, composed of representatives from
the United States and Canada, hereby announce their Calls for Proposals for new projects starting in
2016 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 Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.
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:
Call for Project Concepts
Project Concept Form
must be submitted using this form)
Stage II Application Form
(for short-listed proposals only)
Stage II Budget Form
Stage II Appendix (guidelines for short-listed proposals)
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 2016. 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 2016 Call for Proposals, consideration
will only be given to those proposals that are directly responsive to specific priorities identified by the Pacific
Salmon Commission’s Fraser River and Southern Panels. It is not likely that any funding will be available for projects
that address purposes outside these Panel priorities. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.
1) Fraser River Panel Priorities
- Additional Fraser sockeye salmon juvenile monitoring.
- Examination of mechanisms affecting early marine survival of Fraser River sockeye salmon.
- Improvements to methods used to estimate Lower Fraser escapements.
- Examination of factors that may explain or predict en-route losses in Fraser River sockeye.
- Identification of opportunities for more effective use of data from commercial and other fisheries in assessments of Fraser Sockeye run-size.
2) Southern Panel Priorities
- Conduct a workshop or workshops to investigate alternative management scenarios for the PST Coho management regime.
- 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.
- Improved estimation of escapement for Southern BC and Washington Chum (Escapement Assessment Framework).
- Strategic Chum salmon genetic baseline augmentation and development.
- Development and application of an escapement reference point toolkit for Chum salmon.
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