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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    • robert gajowski VICTORIA, CANADA
      • about 15 hours ago

      preservation of wild salmon

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    • kate drexler WONDAI, AUSTRALIA
      • 1 day ago

      The impact of farmed fish on wild populations is devastating. Stop playing god. Invest in sustainable fishing practices or promote veganism. New age. Get on board.

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    • Catherine Gordon TAHSIS, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      i live where these feedlots are infesting the water. Want them GONE so our natural salmon have a chance

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    • Jocelyne Houghton SEATTLE, WA
      • 1 day ago

      As a resident of Seattle, I share the Salish Sea with my B.C. neighbours. We must protect these waters.

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    • Emily Williams NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      ew, yeah cause sick fish is good to eat, gross Wild all the way.

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