We need to raise $20,000+ to complete canning
GRAND TOTAL (drumroll please …) – 1,200 salmon await canning at CS Fishery. The largest harvest yet!
2014 was a phenomenal harvest year for all fishermen and for the Smiley Brothers Salmon Harvest. We set 3,000 pounds of salmon to the regional Meals on Wheels project, and in February, we delivered 2,000 cans of salmon to our local food banks.
See this story in the North Coast Citizen.
All projections for the 2015 salmon season are that we could see another large run of fish, so when you are considering donations to worthy causes, please remember the Smiley Brothers North Fork Nehalem Salmon Project — providing the bounty of our salmon runs to the people of our community, especially our low-income and senior members. We are committed to helping those with the greatest need to receive this high-quality protein. Our fish, feeding our people.
Previous Waterhouse Falls and Fall Creek Falls Life Cycle Monitoring Harvests:
Year Hatchery Stream NCFB/
fish Enrichment Smiley Bros
2009 380 223 157
2010 765 274 491
2011 327 38 289
2012 174 10 164
2013 715 343 372
Totals 2,361 888 1,473 (food grade salmon)
We need your help!
We are fortunate to have the support of individuals, business owners, organizations and foundations in turning this, our legacy resource, into meals and nutrition for our young, elderly and families in need. The community is continuing to step up and work closely with ODF&W, on-shore processors: The Skipanon Brand in Warrenton for canning; the CS Fishery in Garibaldi for cleaning, fillet and cold storage; and the numerous volunteers who transport the harvested Salmon from the North Fork Nehalem River to Garibaldi, Warrenton and to Neah-Kah-Nie High School for labels and distribution to the North Tillamook County Food Bank. It simply cannot be done without your donations to offset the costs to put these nutritious meals on the table.