You did it! Thanks to your efforts, your local representatives voted NO to open net-pen fish farms and YES to protecting wild salmon at the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities convention.
This is a major win! Now these resolutions have been accepted by the AVICC, they can be brought forward at the Union of B.C. Municipalities to be voted on by all municipalities in the province.
This sends a huge message to the province and the feds that coastal communities value our wild salmon and the sustenance and jobs they provide.
Down in Washington, Atlantic salmon farms have now been banned, leaving B.C. as the last place on the west coast of North America that allows open net-pen fish farms. Help us keep the pressure on by signing our Safe Passage petition or by donating to Watershed Watch.
Your donation will help us reach out to more people in more communities across the province to show our governments that British Columbians want a wild salmon economy, not foreign-owned fish farms.