Madam Speaker, as I stated in my previous speech, wild Pacific salmon are a priority for our government. That is why we have restored protections in the Fisheries Act, invested in coastal restoration through our $1.5-billion oceans protection plan and increased our level of ocean protection from less than 1% in 2015 to more than 13%. We will go further and take it to 25%.
We are investing in projects under the $142 million B.C. salmon restoration and innovation fund that will help conserve and protect pacific salmon. This includes, for example, the innovative habitat restoration demonstration, which is being led by the British Columbia Conservation Foundation, and another project that will allow first nations to partner on activities to assess, prioritize and restore critical salmon habitat in a wide variety of river systems throughout the province of British Columbia.
Our government is taking action to ensure that we continue to protect and restore our salmon stocks on the west coast, and we are going to do even more going forward.