Executive Director, Aaron Hill
December is a good time to reflect, and we did a lot of that as we finalized our 2022 annual report. Looking back, there are so many moments where I can see how our work this year directly benefited wild salmon and laid the groundwork for us to continue defending them for years to come.
In 2022, we launched a new campaign to tackle Alaska’s massive interception fisheries for B.C. salmon, tripled our volunteer engagement, and helped citizens direct over 30,000 emails to decision-makers, asking them to take action to protect wild salmon and their habitats. We saved critical habitat from being destroyed in the Heart of the Fraser, helped get more fish farms out of the water, spoke up for wild salmon in over 500 media stories, helped unlock millions of dollars for habitat restoration, and many other things described in our 2022 annual report. Our plans for next year include holding the federal government to their promise to get ALL fish farms out of the water, protecting and restoring more habitat, cranking up the heat on Alaska, and much more.
At the heart of all this work is you, and people like you, who want a future with abundant wild salmon runs and healthy watersheds. Those of you who read our emails, send letters to your decision-makers, attend events, volunteer, share our posts, or donate to support our work: I appreciate the heck out of you and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together in 2023.
P.S. If you would like to make a contribution to support our work and receive a tax receipt for 2022, please make a donation before midnight on Dec 31.