About Salmon-Safe BC
Salmon-Safe is a third-party certification program that recognizes and rewards responsible, eco-friendly management practices that protect Pacific salmon habitat and enhance water quality on agricultural and urban lands.
Highly effective in Oregon and Washington for more than a decade, Salmon-Safe was brought to B.C. by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Fraser Basin Council, who launched Salmon-Safe B.C. in 2011. To date, more than 40 farms and vineyards across British Columbia have achieved Salmon-Safe certification. In 2018, the Fraser Basin Council became the sole delivery organization of Salmon-Safe BC.
Since the program’s inception in the United States, Salmon-Safe has become a leading regional eco-label with more than 95,000 acres of farm and urban lands certified across the Pacific Northwest. The Salmon-Safe retail campaign has been featured in 300 supermarkets and natural food stores, delivering important marketplace benefits to certified suppliers and landowners.
In BC, there are currently over 30 certified farms, vineyards, and urban sites that have committed to supporting ecosystem health through implementing site-specific initiatives guided by the Salmon-Safe standards and prescribed by our team of site assessors.