Petition to BC Hydro/ BC Provincial Government
Build a Fish Ladder over the Alouette Dam
Since the construction of the Alouette River Dam in 1925, there has been no natural access for fish into or out of the Alouette Reservoir without human assistance. All five species of salmon (Coho, Chum, Chinook, Pink, and Sockeye) and Cuthroat trout were in abundance before the dam was built, but became either detrimentally affected or extirpated due to low river flows coupled with the reservoir obstruction by the dam. Unfortunately at the time of construction, there were no provisions for fish bypassing the dam, resulting in a complete obstruction to upstream migration for all native salmon species – which still remains to date. Sockeye salmon, who required lake access during the first year after dam construction, were the first salmon species to become extirpated in the Alouette Watershed. Alouette Chinook have never since naturally returned, as any Chinook in the Alouette Watershed are hatchery-reared from stock in the nearby Chilliwack River. However, there is still hope for restoring lost species in the Alouette Watershed. Sockeye salmon are now returning in small numbers to the Alouette River, but cannot continue their life cycle in the reservoir unless people trap and truck them above the dam. This is where YOUR signature can help! A fish ladder will change how fish are able to move through the Alouette Watershed. With free flowing access for fish between the reservoir and Lower Alouette River, salmon will be able to migrate according to their natural rhythms, have access to more spawning and rearing grounds, and will not endure the trauma from being trapped and trucked over the dam. Add your name to our petition to call on the BC Government and BC Hydro to build a fish ladder to help return native Alouette salmon to the Upper Alouette Watershed. It will be a wonderful legacy for everyone in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows communities. A fish ladder will also be a great tourist attraction and boost to the local economy in Maple Ridge. Support our cause by signing our petition and speak up for salmon! If you have any questions, please e-mail the Alouette River Management Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604 - 467 - 6401
Petition to Joanna Kerr, Filomena Tassi, David Christopherson
To protect our Waters and Aquatic life
Our water is Our most precious resource and needs to be protected. Unfortunately, due to outdated technology and the resistance to change. Our waters and aquatic life are paying the price. Together we can change this!!! We can drastically reduce the constant harmful vibrations emitted by cargo ships, by implementing enforced speed limits and technologies that reduce the noise pollution in our waters so aquatic life may thrive. Oil companies using sonar for mapping and underwater blasting, Navys' using super sonic sonar. Using these methods cause such noise pollution in our waters, that It causes brain bleeds and organ hemmoraging in Whales, Dolphins, other mammals, species of Fish and other aquatic life having a vast impact in our waters and in our lives as well. Our water and aquatic life directly effect us and our planet. We need to come together and raise the consciousness of what is happening. Implement speed limits of ships that are traveling in our waters which will reduce the impact of the noise pollution. Setting mandates to implement technology that is readily available to reduce the impact we have in our waters. Starting to hold people and corporations responsible for exploiting our beloved waters. Love your waters, love yourself as we are mainly made of water it just makes sense we are all in this together. Please help we can do this together!!!
Petition to California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Governor
Stop the fishing of Pacific Bluefin in California
Bluefin everywhere are being overfished and we need to do more about it. The Pacific Bluefin are being overfished in Japan and Mexico, those are the two main catchers of the Pacific bluefin, but California is also a catcher of this decreasing species . The United States is the 3th largest Pacific bluefin catcher in the world, and most of it is coming from California. The Pacific bluefin is one of the four types of bluefin in the world and all of them are endangered due to their high quailty o-toro, or fat. This fatty meat is used in sushi bars all around the world. It is loved by sushi fans everywhere and once the bluefin are gone, fishermen and sushi chefs will lose their jobs, and people will lose their favorite food. Overfishing of bluefin will cause the food web to become unbalanced . We need to act now to stop this. We need to further reduce the number of bluefin we catch and keep worldwide, and temporarily ban commercial fishing of bluefin using nets in California
Petition to Brian Michael Jean, Mr. Tany Yao
Get Michael Langille to Fort McMurray to help rescue fish & aquariums.
There are numerous aquariums in Fort McMurray that are in need of service, with the town being evacuated there is little ornamental fish expertise. I have yet to be granted security clearance to enter the city to help others, this is a last resort. I , (Michael Langille) am willing to do everything possible to help prolong the life of these delicate aquarium systems. My business (F&A Aquariums) is equipped with reverse osmosis, water conditioners, salt, & fish food to help keep aquarium systems healthy. For those who don't have power there are enough healthy tanks at my residents to bring back and keep the fish alive. I have over 10 years experience in the hobby and am trusted among the hobby & community. Time is running out, even with supplemented feeding by the authorities water quality will diminish. Fish will either refuse food or perish from lack of water quality. Please help me help Fort McMurray fish keepers!