Wild salmon can’t wait. Keep promise to remove open-net pens from B.C. waters
People throughout Canada are deeply concerned about declining Pacific wild salmon populations, particularly considering their fundamental role for First Nations, communities and ecosystems.
With decades of research showing that fish farms increase the risk of disease and parasites that adversely affect salmon, it’s more important than ever to remove open-net pens from B.C. coastal waters.
The federal government has committed to transitioning B.C.’s aquaculture sector from open-net pen fish farms by 2025. We need to make sure it keeps its promise.
Without strong continued support from people like you, the commitment could be watered down or delayed.
Please send a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and your member of parliament asking them not to waver on their commitment and to get open-net pens out of B.C. waters by 2025.
Even if you have sent letters before, it’s more important than ever to send a reminder.
More than 100 B.C. First Nations, 75 per cent of British Columbians, the First Nations Leadership Council, environmental nonprofits, scientists, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the Wilderness Tourism Association and the United Fishermen & Allied Workers’ Union want to remove open-net pens from B.C coastal waters. This is the final moment to make sure Canada takes the step to eliminate this danger to Pacific wild salmon as soon as possible.