Media Alert - Fisheries Council to launch brand new approach to salmon conservation with pilot project on "Salmon Strongholds"

    VANCOUVER, June 12 /CNW/ - The Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation
Council (PFRCC) will be briefing media and stakeholders at a news conference
on June 24, 2009 at the Vancouver Aquarium. The PFRCC will release a report
titled "Applying the Salmon Stronghold Concept in Canada" and announce a
Canadian pilot project to implement the Salmon Stronghold approach.
    The Salmon Strongholds concept supplements current conservation
strategies by strengthening the core populations of wild salmon to keep them
healthy and prevent them from declining through proactive, collaborative
conservation projects.
    The PFRCC ( is an independent advisory body that alerts
and informs the federal and provincial governments and the public on issues
that threaten Pacific salmon and their habitat.

    WHAT:   PFRCC to brief media, announce pilot project on
            Salmon Strongholds

    WHEN:   Wednesday, June 24, 2009
            10:00 am

    WHERE:  Vancouver Aquarium (at the BC Headwaters Exhibit)
            Stanley Park, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
            (Please enter at the Aquaquest entrance)

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Carla Shore, C-Shore
Communications Inc., P: (604) 731-0975,

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