When it comes to protecting nature, don’t let aquaculture off the hook!
Share your thoughts in the federal consultation to shape Canada’s first-ever Aquaculture Act!
Canada is creating its first-ever federal Aquaculture Act. We’re concerned that this legislation could undermine existing environmental protections for the sake of economic growth.
Now is our chance to ask Canada to put nature first in the Aquaculture Act.
Don’t let the industry off the hook! Demand that the new Aquaculture Act will not exempt industry from environmental protection standards and will provide a clear framework for enforcement.
You can help ensure that the aquaculture industry remains bound by strong environmental protection standards. Many regulations that help protect aquatic environments from the harmful impacts of aquaculture already exist. The new act must not water them down.
We don’t need a new law that exempts the aquaculture industry from these regulations, but we do need one that builds on existing standards and focuses on protecting the environment.
Speak up now for Canada’s aquatic environments. Tell Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Minister Bernadette Jordan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to put nature first in the Aquaculture Act.