Pacific Salmon Foundation

Pacific Salmon Foundation
Fraser Basin Council

Fraser Basin Council

October 03, 2011 14:45 ET

Media Advisory/CORRECTION: Salmon-Safe Eco-Certification Comes to British Columbia to Benefit Pacific Salmon

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2011) -

This document corrects and replaces the media advisory that was sent today at 11:20 am PDT

A new program that protects Pacific salmon habitat and water quality will be officially launched on Wednesday, October 5th, at the Main Street Farmers Market in Vancouver.

Already well-established in Washington, Oregon and California, Salmon-Safe is a third-party eco-certification program that educates land users, retailers and consumers about the importance of protecting healthy and functioning ecosystems and watersheds that are essential to Pacific salmon, British Columbia's "keystone" species.

During the October 5th event, nine B.C. farms will receive the inaugural Salmon-Safe B.C. certification. Food that features seasonal Salmon-Safe-certified products will be available for tasting.

Salmon-Safe in B.C. is being delivered by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Fraser Basin Council in partnership with Salmon-Safe Inc., a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon.

SPEAKERS

  • Dale MacKay, winner of Top Chef Canada and executive chef/proprietor, ensemble;
  • Amy Robertson, past chair of the Vancouver Farmers Markets and former organic farmer;
  • Annamarie Klippenstein, multi-generational farmer and co-owner, Klipper's Organic Acres.
  • Michelle Tung, manager, Salmon-Safe B.C.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Location: Main Street Farmers Market
1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park (across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main Street SkyTrain Station)
Time: 3pm – 4:30pm

Contact Information

  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
    Michael Meneer
    604-664-7664, ext. 127
    mmeneer@psf.ca