Get salmon farms out
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#SaveWildSalmon

Tell Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Bernadette Jordan to get fish farms out of the Discovery Islands

 

   
The Honourable
Bernadette
Jordan
Government of Canada

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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.

 

Wild salmon need help now.

Scientific evidence2 shows that open-net fish farms — like those found in the Discovery Islands — are breeding grounds for contagious diseases, viruses and parasites that cannot be contained by the pens’ nets. As a result, migrating wild salmon are exposed to whatever illnesses farmed salmon may contract.

   Photo by David Stanley via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Take action for wild salmon

Ecojustice worked for years — inside the courtroom3, and out of it — to protect B.C.’s wild salmon. After all that time, this much is clear: It’s time to pull fish farms out of the Discovery Islands. Make sure Minister Jordan gets the message.
 

Send your letter now to speak up for wild salmon.

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