120+ First Nations in BC Call for Salmon Farm Removal
Indigenous leaders from BC have called on the federal government to stand by plans to transition away from open-net salmon farms in coastal BC waters by 2025.
“The chiefs who have made the trip to Ottawa are here to ensure that the meetings that we have, that the government clearly understands the breadth of support to remove fish farms from migration routes of wild salmon,” said Bob Chamberlin, Chair, First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance.
A recent letter from Wild Salmon Forever to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for the federal government to stick to its 2025 transition commitment. “Canada stands alone on the Pacific coast in allowing the open net-pen industry to discharge pollutants, pathogens and parasites along migration routes of endangered Pacific salmon for free.”
It’s time to end the pens and protect wild Pacific salmon for future generations.
Read the full Toronto Star article here.