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The Pacific Salmon Foundation, Fraser Basin Council and Living Rivers - Georgia Basin / Vancouver Island consulted with people from across British Columbia on their views about the proposal to designate wild Pacific salmon* as an official provincial symbol under the Provincial Honours and Symbols Act.. Their report on this consultation recommends the province move forward with the designation. The report is available here.
Our consultation indicates that the BC public supports the designation of wild Pacific salmon as an official symbol of the province.
Pacific salmon are a precious natural inheritance and valuable economic resource. If we are careful, they will be an important legacy to pass to future generations of British Columbians.
*Note on Pacific Salmon: The starting point for this discussion is that all species of Pacific salmon would be considered collectively as "Pacific Salmon."
What do YOU think?Should wild Pacific salmon become one of our official provincial emblems, alongside the Pacific dogwood, the Kermode bear and western red cedar? Please share your views about the role of salmon in BC life and its designation as a provincial symbol. Actions could include:
Follow the conversationThe proposal to make wild Pacific salmon an official symbol of British Columbia is being discussed by many stakeholders: