Refuse to expand the salmon farming industry in BC
  • Petitioning Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark

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Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark

Refuse to expand the salmon farming industry in BC

    1. Alexandra  Morton
    2. Petition by

      Alexandra Morton

      Sointula, Canada

The Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, has given the Norwegian salmon farming industry the green light to expand in British Columbia marine waters.  Days later one of these companies was listed on the New York Stock Exchange announcing big plans to expand.  This industry never shovels its manure - waste, viruses, drugs flow directly into the wild salmon migration routes of BC.  This is a dirty industry that does not belong in our increasingly polluted oceans.

Each one of these salmon farms is given a federal licence to use Atlantic salmon infected with viruses.  This contravenes the Fisheries Act, and I am in court with Ecojustice to stop this dirty practice.

There are two things you can do to stop this industry from harming the oceans - do not buy it and make sure the Province of BC does NOT agree to rent the seafloor to each salmon farm.

Wild salmon belong in our future.

Thank you for signing this petition to the Premier of British Columbia.

Alexandra Morton

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To:
Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, Premier, BC
Dear Premier Christy Clark:

Please do not issue Licences of Occupation to the salmon farms trying to expand in British Columbia. Wild salmon are much too important to the world to risk for a dirty industry that refuses to contain its waste and pollutes our oceans.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Sheryl Dawson VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 21 hours ago

      Open pen Salmon Farming is unconscionable. If we want to clean the bottom of our yachts we just have to anchor off an open pen salmon farm. Overnight, mussels etc are dead and gone! Don't be fools by listening to "experts" hired by million dollar companies.

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    • James Joseph ST. ALBERT ALBERTA, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      Wild salmon are meant to be wild

      Nature will run it's course and farming breeds disease and unnatural fish

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    • Karen Walters CALGARY, CANADA
      • 2 days ago

      Farmed Salmon in open waters compromises the health of the wild salmon, an ecology and an industry that is vital for the ocean life and the people who depend on it.

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    • Carolyne Anderson SURREY, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      I believe in all Alexandra Mortons findings. I have been following this issue of farmed salmon closely and believe there is no place for it. The DFO must stop this practice of fish farming salmon.

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    • kevin melaugh STRABANE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      The wildlife die the plants die the planet dies we die

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