22 organizations urge Minister Murray to transition 20 open-net pen salmon farms in Clayoquot Sound
A letter signed by 22 organizations urges Minister Murray to take action to transition 20 open-net pen salmon farms in Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO biosphere. Recent expansion in three farms has increased production by 25-50%, and a fourth application is currently under review by DFO with no public input. “The work that we continue to do is to safeguard wild salmon,” says Bob Chamberlin, Chair – First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance. There is “unity across NGOs, communities and First Nations to do what’s right for the fish, for food security, reconciliation and the environment.” DFO must continue to implement the precautionary principle and transition all open-net pen salmon farms out of coastal BC waters by 2025. Listen to full interview on Global News Radio 980|CKNW 980 here.