Vancouver Sun [May7, 2024]
08 May
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120+ First Nations and majority of BC stand united to end the pens

Over 120 First Nations, commercial fishers, tourism operators, business leaders, scientists and ENGOs stand united in urging Prime Minister Trudeau to keep his 2019 promise to transition open-net pen salmon farms out of BC waters by 2025.

Chief Darren Blaney of Homalco First Nation–people of the rapids in and around Discovery Islands–compared the loss of wild salmon to residential schools trying to strip First Nations of their identity.

“It’s not unreasonable to think that the primary role of the Fisheries Department is to look after the environment and wild salmon,” says Bob Chamberlin, Chair – FNWSA.

Read full Vancouver Sun article here.

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