Spawning ideas: Working together to recover wild Chinook salmon

Spawning new ideas: Working together to recover wild Chinook salmon


Please join us for a free evening of conversation and food at SFU Harbour Centre on Tuesday, November 28!

Pacific salmon connect ecosystems, bringing energy and nutrients from the ocean up streams to spawning grounds. They feed humans, whales, bears and eagles and fertilize magnificent coastal and inland forests.

The world’s largest salmon — the Chinook — is the preferred catch of humans and southern resident orcas. But 21 of 28 of southern B.C.’s Chinook populations are scientifically assessed as “at risk.”

That’s why we’re bringing together Chinook salmon experts to discuss how to recover wild salmon. Please join us for a public reception and conversation about how we can work together to bring back Chinook for future generations.

Register for your free ticket now

What: Live public conversation
Leading salmon experts from Indigenous communities, Canada and the United States will explore options for recovering Chinook salmon, with attention to risks from hatcheries. Following the panel, we’ll invite questions from live and virtual audience members about how to work together to protect Chinook salmon for all creatures, great and small.

When: Tuesday, November 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Come at 6:30 p.m. for free appetizers!


  • Howie Wright-WAGA TS’IWAA (Ha'oom Fisheries),
  • Jason Hwang (Pacific Salmon Foundation),
  • Nick Gayeski (U.S. Wild Fish Conservancy),
  • Misty MacDuffee (Raincoast Conservation Foundation),
  • Jay Ritchlin (David Suzuki Foundation),
  • Severn Cullis-Suzuki (David Suzuki Foundation),
  • Jeffery Young (David Suzuki Foundation)

Where: SFU Harbour Centre (Segal Centre, Rooms 1400-1430, 515 West Hastings Street), Vancouver. 

Live stream: If you can’t join in person, watch the event here.

The intense interest people have in Chinook salmon and their habitat comes with a wide range of opinions. Although there are different ideas on how to recover wild salmon, most agree only a broad array of actions will ensure future generations of orcas and people (along with countless other creatures in terrestrial and marine ecosystems) can continue to depend on the magnificent Chinook.

Panos Grames
Senior Public Engagement Specialist

P.S. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 19:00