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Feb 23, 2021 —
Thank you for signing our petition to #sayNOtoROE to the Pacific herring roe fishery. You have been essential to putting pressure on Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan to take responsible action for protecting the Salish Sea by closing the herring roe fishery that is exploiting the last viable herring spawn on the West coast. Now we want to give something back to you.
You are invited to HerringFest 2021, our exclusive Virtual Event that gives you access to the leading minds in herring research and conservation.
The future of Salish Sea wildlife depends on the actions we take now. Pacific herring are the foundation of the marine food web and the most important marine species on the west coast. Without a healthy herring population, the entire Salish Sea ecosystem will collapse. Spawning biomass in four of the five herring Stock Assessment Regions (SARs) are depleted due to overfishing. These four regions have still not recovered even after commercial fishing activity ceased. For five years, Conservancy Hornby Island has been supporting the movement to halt the unsustainable herring roe fishery that is exploiting the last viable herring spawn on the west coast. It is time now to get serious about protecting Pacific herring and we want you to part of the conversation.
Join the Conversation at HerringFest 2021
With your ticket to HerringFest 2021, you are receiving exclusive access to conversations with the leading minds in Pacific herring research and conservation. This is an opportunity to interact with and learn from First Nations Chiefs, top scientists, Member of Parliament Gord Johns, the most influential biologist and activist for wild salmon, Alexandra Morton, and eminent environmental activist, David Suzuki. We have restricted the number of attendees to this event, to give you the chance to have your voice heard.
Tickets to HerringFest are by donation. Your support has helped us gather momentum on this mission to protect Salish Sea wildlife. Thanks to the work we have done together, now all 53 cities, towns and districts of the Association of Vancouver Island Coastal Communities, a list of 60 ENGO's and 165,000 other petition signers are calling for action on a moratorium for the herring roe fishery. Let’s not lose the momentum!
Help protect the Salish Sea and be a part of the latest research and actions by getting your HerringFest tickets today at conservancyhornbyisland.org/herringfest2021. We'll see you there!
Make sure to follow @ConservancyHornbyIsland on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest #PacificHerring Campaign updates!
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