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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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    • Bruce McCalla VICTORIA, CANADA
      • 1 day ago

      Farmed salmon are not a part of local Eco systems, wild salmon are 100% an integral part.

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    • Brian Ball VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 2 days ago

      I think the government needs to take another look at the issues surrounding fish farms. The research has been done and it makes sense. Why fight it just for donations. Run the province like you are supposed to for the people not just for some donation money.

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    • Stephan Krueger WINNIPEG, MB, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      I am painfully aware of the enormous damage done by salmon farms of the open-net variety, to the environment, wild salmon and other marine creatures living in the area impacted by salmon farms. This dirty industry needs to stop immediately.

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    • Ellena Malsegna BURNABY, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      After watching The Pristine Coast and reading Alexandra Morton's website I am hugely concerned for the wild salmon's survival AND health, and I'm upset that there's so much information and information out there from scientists, biologists and warnings from Norway that fish farming has no positive benefits. We not only need to stop expansion of the salmon farming industry but get rid of it altogether. PLEASE - Christy Clark, take a serious and hard look at all the scientific facts because this time is critical of us to save the salmon. Thank you.

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    • Marlee Cater TERRACE, CANADA
      • 3 days ago

      Many people rely on salmon for food and making a dangerous thing to eat is beyond idiotic.

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