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Welcome to The Mainland Enhancement of Salmonoid Species Society

100% Volunteer-run Charity Dedicated to the preservation of  wild salmon in the Broughton Archipelago and Surrounding Mainland Inlets since 1985

UPDATE: We regret to announce that no further augmentation of salmon spawning habitat will take place in Gwawaenuk Territory due to cessation demand from the current hereditary chief Vicki Bunnie.  We will continue to volunteer our time, experience, resources and knowledge where local governments allow. 

photo by April Benzce

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Who We Are

This long-established charity, commonly known as MESSS was formed to enable interested members both within and beyond the Echo Bay Community to engage in the active enhancement of salmon on Gilford Island and mainland inlets in the Broughton Archipelago.


MESSS was incorporated under the Society Act on August 1st, 1985. Our current board members are Billy Proctor who runs a small museum from his property in Proctor bay, Chris and Hannah Bennett, owner-operators of Blackfish Lodge, Baker Island, Pierre Landry, former owner- operator of Echo Bay Marina, Irvin Speck, and marine biologist Jo Gagnon, all of whom have full time or seasonal residence in the Broughton Archipelago, and have a deepove for the creeks.

Many thanks to the following organizations for their support

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BILLY'S MUSEUM, Gilford Island

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