Wild First’s goal is the transition away from open net-pen fish farms in coastal waters by 2025.
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. Our network includes community members, associations, business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
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.