Fraser River sockeye salmon need your help.
More than a decade ago, the Cohen Commission1 investigated the collapse of Fraser River sockeye salmon runs. The comprehensive inquiry concluded that infectious diseases and open-pen fish farms were among the most urgent risks to wild salmon.
Despite the Cohen Commission's findings and its recommendation that the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans close open-net fish farms in the Discovery Islands by September 30, 2020, Minister Jordan has ignored the science demonstrating harm and kept fish farms open in B.C.’s waters.
Now another important deadline approaches.
Fish farm licenses in the Discovery Islands are due to expire on December 18, 2020.
This means that Minister Jordan has another opportunity to show Canadians that she is committed to protecting wild salmon and let these licenses expire.
Ecojustice is urging Minister Jordan not to renew open-net fish farm licenses in the Discovery Islands.
Join us. Tell Minister Jordan to make the right choice for wild salmon. Send your letter today.