Supporters for Blocking Yaakswiis Salmon Farm in Ahousaht Territory
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Three Ahousaht 'Chiefs' have signed off (in 2013 and 2014) on Cermaq's Yaakswiis salmon farm - 2km away from the Atleo River and just south of a clam beach.
Ahousaht people were not informed of this farm during the consultation process and now that the Government has granted approval and they have become aware of it, they want to put an end to this farm. The 'endless growth' model that the aquaculture industry is built on is unsustainable in Clayoquot Sound. We are at risk for losing our wild salmon stocks and shellfish beaches. There will be no natural resources to sustain our future generations, nor traditional food sources for them to experience if we allow this to continue.
The Chiefs are supposed to look out for their people, and represent their views and opinions. This is NOT happening in the case of the Yaakswiis farm.
Ahousaht Chiefs have the power to revoke the 'permission' given to Cermaq, but if the Chiefs will not represent their people, the people will take action themselves.
This petition represents Ahousaht members who feel another salmon farm in Clayoquot Sound, only 6km from the mouth of Ahousaht Harbour, 2 km's from the Atleo River, and 1.25 km's from a clam beach, is not in the best interests of the Ahousaht people.
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