It’s a good week for wild salmon. @AlexMorton4salmon—represented by @Ecojustice_ca—and the ‘Namgis First Nation are taking the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to court regarding how fish farms handle piscine reovirus. Reports of a peer-reviewed scientific study also came out today, confirming that even “…short exposure to diluted bitumen can be deadly to young salmon.” One more detail conservation needs to focus on when continuing the campaign against Trans Mountain.
And finally, the following list of coastal communities, regions and municipalities just collectively voted to kick Atlantic salmon fish farms out of B.C. waters. Our Federal and Provincial governments may be moving slow on change, but the people of coastal B.C. know they do not want fish farms in the ocean. Thank you to the following communities, Union of BC Municipalities, and Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities for speaking up:
Campbell River, Colwood, Courtenay, Duncan, Langford, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Powell River, Victoria, Comox, Gibsons, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Port McNeil, Qualicum Beach, Sidney, View Royal, Alert Bay, Cumberland, Gold River, Port Alice, Queen Charlotte, Sayward, Tahsis, Zeballos, Central Saanich, Esquimalt, Highlands, Lantzville, Metchosin, North Cowichan, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Port Hardy, Saanich, Sechelt, Sechelt Indian Government District, Sooke, Tofino, Ucluelet, Alberni-Clayoquot, Capital, Central Coast, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, Mount Waddington, Nanaimo, North Coast, qathet, Strathcona, Sunshine Coast, Islands Trust
Click the #WildSalmon link in our bio to learn more, and to send a letter to let our government know we support those who support wild salmon. 🎥: @pacificwild Edit: @lindsaymariestewart #wildsalmonforever #wildsalmon