Wild Pacific Salmon feed wildlife and communities across B.C., but they are in critical decline. Independent scientists and Canada’s Auditor General agree: open-net pen fish farms are threatening our Wild Pacific Salmon, through the spread of parasites and deadly diseases.
Recently Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Bernadette Jordan put Wild First by announcing that all open-net pen fish farms will be removed from the Discovery Islands effective June 30th 2022. This is an important first step; but, there’s more work to do to transition from open-net pen fish farms in our coastal waters by 2025.
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Why B.C.’s Wild Pacific Salmon
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Viruses: How Are They Harming Wild Pacific Salmon?
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Who We Are
We are a network of individuals who share a common interest in protecting a vital shared heritage in British Columbia – Wild Pacific Salmon. We are committed to a respectful and constructive dialogue in pursuit of public policy change. Our network includes community members, associations, business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals. The Wild First campaign is committed to removing open-net pen fish farms from Pacific coastal waters. Together, let’s put Wild First.
The Wild Salmon Forever Society was founded in 2013 shortly after the federal government announced it was going to expand the open-net pen Atlantic salmon farming industry along the Pacific coast, notwithstanding warnings from the Cohen Commission about the devastating impacts of Atlantic salmon on Wild Pacific Salmon and the ecosystem that depends on its survival.