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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    • Catherine Gordon TAHSIS, CANADA
      • about 4 hours 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
      • about 12 hours 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
      • about 20 hours ago

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

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    • ryan webster PICKERING, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      Seeing this makes me sick, were playing god in a place where nature takes rule. its proven that the bc salmon are diminishing because of this neglect to the facts. I hope our waters are free of this backwards way of making money that involves killing an ecosystem in the process. let them swim free in liquid gold

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    • David Smith SASKATOON, CANADA
      • 2 days ago

      1) Foreign fisheries should have no right to set up fisheries in our sovereign land.

      2) The fish that come from said farms are not healthy to eat.

      3) It is destructive to the natural ecosystem.

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