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. But the farms are still out there spreading viruses and parasites to the millions of vulnerable young salmon now swimming past them on their way out to sea. Let’s keep the pressure on until we get open net-pen fish farms and their diseases out of B.C.’s waters.