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Welcome to the Port Renfrew Salmon Enhancement Society!

The Port Renfrew Salmon Enhancement Society was incorporated in August 2010, as a not-for-profit society, registered in British Columbia, Canada. We are located in beautiful Port Renfrew, BC and the primary objective of our Society is to raise funds for salmon enhancement and protection, chiefly through the Port Renfrew Chinook Net Pen project. We are in our 8th year of the project and have raised and released a total of over 200,000 Chinook salmon. This project is completely operated by community volunteers, including First Nations, local Fish and Game club members, and recreational fishers. All labour is provided on a voluntary basis; our expenses for the project are for infrastructure and fuel. Our main sponsors are the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Gibbs-Delta, Local Fish and Game Clubs and individuals. If you would like to support us please donate ( click here for information on how to donate)

We appreciate your support!

Bob Gallaugher
President Port Renfrew Salmon Enhancement Society


Our Mission

is to increase survival of the Chinook salmon. In the local San Juan River it is currently about .5 of 1% and is similar to the survival rate in Washington State hatcheries. Proven technology and our past community advisor acknowledges we are getting at least 2 % survival with these ocean net pen raised Chinook. For the last three years we have been raising and releasing 40,000 per year in our own Chinook Net pens. We have capacity for 50,000 Chinook in the 2 pens that are anchored in San Juan Bay, [1 km South of the government wharf].

In the News

  • September 2, 2014, PRESS RELEASE Port Renfrew Salmon Enhancement Society starts a five year Chinook Salmon Marking Program

    In cooperation with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the five-year coded wire tag program aims to prove higher survivability rates of hatchery bred/ocean net pen raised Chinook salmon fry.


Contact Information

+1-250 595-7514
Postal address
2255 Allenby Street, Victoria, BC V8R 3C4
Electronic mail
General Information: info@portrenfrewsalmonenhancement.ca
Customer Support:
Webmaster: webmaster@portrenfrewsalmonenhancement.ca


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Last modified: 07/16/12