"Salmon Enhancement Program" Fisheries and Oceans Canada launched the Salmon Enhancement Program (SEP) in 1977. The program is a partnership between citizen volunteers and the federal government in carrying out salmonid enhancement and water stewardship projects throughout the Pacific Region. Today, community groups, clubs, schools and individuals operate about 300 projects involving more than 10,000 volunteers. Local communities and Native bands operate an additional 21 community-based projects. There are four types of projects: Community Economic Development Program (CEDP), Public Involvement Program (PIP), Streamkeepers, and School Projects.