Help ensure all open-net pen salmon farms are out of BC waters by 2025
The federal government’s survey on how to transition BC’s open-net pen fish farms needs your input by October 27.
Despite the federal government’s promise to “transition open net pens from BC waters by 2025,” Fisheries & Oceans Canada has launched a multiple-choice consultation survey that implies ocean-based salmon farms are here to stay.
Fisheries & Oceans is suggesting options like “semi-closed,” “hybrid,” or “offshore” farms in the ocean — this means open-net pen salmon farms will remain in BC waters. These systems will continue to expose wild Pacific salmon to parasites, pathogens and pollutants.
Let your MP, Minister Joyce Murray, and Fisheries & Oceans Canada know that band-aid solutions are not an option. It’s time to get open-net pens out of BC waters.
Sign the Wild First Pledge
Join over 43,500 people and show your support for transitioning open net pen fish farms out of BC waters.
What's at stake
Open net pen fish farms threaten wild Pacific salmon, directly impacting communities and ecosystems throughout British Columbia.