Safe Passage2021-08-24T13:11:51-07:00

Defending wild salmon from fish farms

Defending wild salmon from fish farms

Safe Passage

About Safe Passage

Wild salmon are the lifeblood of this province. However, parasites, bacteria and viruses from factory fish farms threaten B.C.’s wild salmon and the health of our coastal waters. B.C is the only Pacific salmon jurisdiction on the West coast of North America that allows factory fish farms. Neither California, Oregon, Washington nor Alaska permit them in their waters.

In December 2020, the Minister of Fisheries announced all salmon farms in the Discovery Islands (near Campbell River) will be removed by June 2022, when their licences run out. In response, the factory farm industry launched several legal challenges against the decision. Watershed Watch has been a part of the Conservation Coalition and are involved in defending the Minister’s decision,represented in court by Ecojustice. These legal proceedings are ongoing through 2021.

In December 2020, the Minister of Fisheries announced all salmon farms in the Discovery Islands (near Campbell River) will be removed by June 2022, when their licences run out. In response, the factory farm industry launched several legal challenges against the decision. Watershed Watch has been a part of the Conservation Coalition and are involved in defending the Minister’s decision,represented in court by Ecojustice. These legal proceedings are ongoing through 2021.

In June 2022, not only do the Discovery Island factory farm licences expire, but the vast majority of B.C. salmon farm licences also expire. The federal government committed to transitioning away from open-net salmon farms by 2025. In order to meet that deadline, we expect them not to renew these expiring licenses. Can you take action and tell your MP you want them to not renew salmon farm licences?

In June 2022, not only do the Discovery Island factory farm licences expire, but the vast majority of B.C. salmon farm licences also expire. The federal government committed to transitioning away from open-net salmon farms by 2025. In order to meet that deadline, we expect them not to renew these expiring licenses. Can you take action and tell your MP you want them to not renew salmon farm licences?

We also coordinate a citizen-based salmon farm campaign called–Safe Salmon–in collaboration with Georgia Strait Alliance and Living Oceans Society. Join our campaign by signing the Safe Salmon Declaration.

We also coordinate a citizen-based salmon farm campaign called–Safe Salmon–in collaboration with Georgia Strait Alliance and Living Oceans Society. Join our campaign by signing the Safe Salmon Declaration.

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