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British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund

We are accepting funding applications from September 15 to 11:59 p.m. (PST) November 15, 2022.

Through the federally and provincially co-funded British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF), we are supporting protection and restoration activities for Pacific salmon and other priority wild fish stocks. We are also supporting projects that will ensure the fish and seafood sector in B.C. is positioned for long-term environmental and economic sustainability.

BCSRIF contributions focus on 3 areas:

  • Innovation
  • Infrastructure
  • Science partnerships

Current priorities for the fund are :

  • salmon ecosystems
  • salmon habitats
  • sustainable fisheries

In addition to these funding priorities, we will prioritize projects that address:

  • climate change impacts to salmon
  • priority salmon stocks
  • Indigenous participation and knowledge

Collaboration

To identify and promote projects of mutual interest, we’ll work with the Province of B.C. to engage:

  • Indigenous communities and organizations
  • non-governmental organizations
  • commercial enterprises and industry associations
  • scientific and academic communities

Funding details

The British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF) is a contribution program funded jointly by the federal and provincial government. The Government of Canada is providing 70% of the funding, and the Province of British Columbia is providing 30%. The fund will be available to support projects until March 31, 2026.

Funding is available for projects in B.C. that meet the eligibility and assessment criteria.

Infographic: Summary of British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund funding as of September 2021

Infographic: Summary of British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund funding as of September 2021

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Contact us

Email: DFO.BCSRIF-FRISCB.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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