The SOS Marine Conservation Foundation merged with the Watershed Watch Salmon Society in late 2014 to focus resources and combine efforts to reduce the impacts of overfishing, habitat destruction, aquaculture, hydrodevelopment and government indifference on British Columbia’s wild salmon and marine environment.
The organization uses scientific expertise, strategic alliances, and outreach to inform the public and policymakers on threats to salmon. It also promotes action to mitigate negative impacts and encourage sustainable practices. Areas of focus include salmon biodiversity, fisheries management, salmon habitat, salmon farming and hatcheries, water, and hydropower. Publications document local salmon stock, provide guidance for land use planning and outline conservation priorities for Alaskan salmon fisheries. Interactive tools, such as the Fraser River Basin Live Map, allow users to explore water and salmon resources using a data visualization platform. The weekly e-newsletter, Salmon News Summary, highlights current events, study findings and policy issues affecting the British Columbia coastline.