Let's Put #WildFirst

Wild First’s goal is the removal of salmon farms from pacific coastal waters as soon as possible.

These waters are the migration routes for our wild salmon and open-net pen farms pose an unnecessary gauntlet of danger, sea-lice infestations, disease-causing viruses, and habitat contamination risks. Wild salmon must navigate past farms in order to spawn and survive from generation to generation.

The Federal and BC governments must take action to remove all open-net pen salmon farms from BC coastal waters on an urgent but carefully planned basis.

We hope and expect that if our governments move with determination and a sense of urgency, it will be possible to transition to sustainable, land-based, closed containment farming by 2025. This action will undoubtedly preserve wild salmon as a keystone species and aid in their survival and that of the wider and vitally important ecosystem that they sustain.

There is a lot at stake. We must steward wild pacific salmon responsibly for the benefit of the economy, the environment, and the people who rely on both for prosperity.

We are a network of individuals who share a common interest in protecting a vital shared heritage in British Columbia – our 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 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.

It’s time to put Wild First & take the steps that will protect B.C.'s wild Pacific salmon forever

Wild First Endorsers