Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre 1

Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association

Sources of Funding
ICET:$175,000
Federal Municipal Rural Infrastructure:$454,000
Coast Sustainability Trust:$100,000
WestCCAP:$132,000
Pacific Salmon Foundation:$70,000
Department of Fisheries and Oceans:$25,000
Towns for Tomorrow:$80,000
Community Adjustment Fund:$80,000
NVISEA:$104,000
Donations:$86,000
In Kind Contributions:$100,000
Total Budget: $1,406,000
Quick Facts: 

There were over 500 people at the grand opening ceremonies and open house.

The Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association had been operating out of a series of aging trailers and their work had outgrown the structures. They wanted to build a facility that could properly support their salmon conservation objectives as well as support Port Hardy’s growing tourism market. Historically, the association worked with the help of federal funding; it now was ready to create a self-sustaining business that could operate independently if necessary.

The Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre project constructed a 4,300 square foot multi-purpose building that includes a family friendly interpretive gallery with professionally designed exhibits as well as a classroom and wet and dry labs. The building is also home to the Quatse River Hatchery fish production and rearing facilities.

Completed in 2009, the new stewardship centre provides a world class visitor experience, which has proven to be especially popular with European visitors. Visitors can explore an interpretive gallery to learn about salmon, their relationship to the environment and their cultural importance to the area. The Centre has attracted the attention of tour operators from Germany, the US, Australia and Japan and provides the region with a quality no barrier indoor experience to complement the many outdoor and wilderness activities available on the North Island. 

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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