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
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      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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    • David Smith SASKATOON, CANADA
      • about 1 hour 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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    • rachel dutra VANCOUVWE, CANADA
      • about 3 hours ago

      Our water, and fish are important and are a vital key to our survival, it is our job to care for them to best of our ability.

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    • Alejandro Mejia BURNABY, CANADA
      • about 6 hours ago

      Salmon farm are destructive and don't belong in our oceans

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    • myles panz WEST VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 14 hours ago

      Farm salmon don't belong in the westcoast

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    • Paula Kiess VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 15 hours ago

      We need to stop polluting our oceans

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