Graphic courtesy of Saltwater Communications

Charities our event have supported over the last several years:

  • Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society – organization that operates the Jack Brooks Hatchery in Sooke, providing enhancement in Sooke River and its tributaries
  • Juan De Fuca Salmon Restoration Society – Newer organization supporting the creeks and rivers from Sooke to the San Juan River Valley.  Recently built an interpretive centre and small hatchery for Charters Creek near Sooke Potholes
  • Goldstream Volunteer Salmonid Enhancement Society – for over 50 years, have operated the Goldstream Howard English Fish Hatchery on Goldstream River in an attempt to revive the declining Coho run of Goldstream.
  • Esquimalt Anglers Association – operates Fleming Beach Boat ramp and have provided over 60 years of salmon enhancement and community activities.  Active in Coho enhancement on Craigflower Creek which is a small suburban stream running from Pike Lake to Portage Inlet.
  • Nootka Sound Watershed Society – formed in February 2000, these volunteers are very active in enhancement for many of the rivers in the Nootka Sound area around Gold River.
  • Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society – operates a hatchery in the Cowichan Lake area and is responsible for management of the tributaries into the Cowichan River, supporting classrooms with salmon fry, improving salmon rearing habitat, and broodstock collection.
  • San Juan Enhancement Society – non-profit society set up in 1978 dedicated to preserving salmon in the San Juan River and taking part in a major initiative in the restoration of the river in Port Renfrew


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Other local charities involved in enhancement:

  • Salish Sea Herring Enhancement Society – Founded by Andrew Paine, this recently established organization has been monitoring the herring spawn in and around the Gorge Harbour, Saltspring, Saanich Inlet in attempts to determine possible causes of significant drops locally in the herring stocks, a key staple to the salmons diet.  He is looking to expand on DFO’s study of herring DNA to help in better management and enhancement of the resource.
  • Port Renfrew Salmon Enhancement Society – Incorporated in 2010, they are focused on raising salmon by way of a large net pen project, and over the last 8 years, have raised over 200,000 chinook


Part of a salmon enhancement organization that needs financial support? Please contact and tell us a bit about your cause and what you are hoping to achieve.