Thanks to everyone who came out for our slideshow last night at REI. We had over 80 people!! And had lots of great questions. Thank you for the donations, which will be passed on to Living Oceans Society.
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And an update on the salmon provided by Farmed and Dangerous:
A proposal by Grieg Seafood to put in a massive new salmon farm along a migratory route at Gunner Point in the northern Georgia Strait has been denied! The Strathcona Regional District’s decision to restrict the proliferation of open net-cages on this important migration route has sent a clear message to industry that closed containment is the only acceptable direction for the aquaculture industry in BC. Read more»
In the streams and rivers of BC, the wild salmon migration has begun and citizens across the province are gearing up for a migration of their own. Initiated by researcher and wild salmon activist Alexandra Morton, the Get Out Migration will focus on bringing widespread demand for change to open net-cage industrial fish farming out into the open at the same time as our vulnerable wild salmon are migrating to the ocean. Read more»
Over the past year, CAAR has been travelling in the Fraser and Thompson River Basins, meeting with representatives of a number of Indigenous Nations to share information about the potential danger to out-migrating juvenile salmon as they pass by open net-cage salmon farms in the northern Georgia Strait. We have been well received and heard grave concerns that net-cage farms may be partly responsible for the loss of wild salmon – an essential part of the land and culture. Read more»
The Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue (SAD), a science-based forum initiated by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2004 to engage NGOs and the world’s largest aquaculture companies, is working to set international standards for salmon farming. CAAR has been actively involved in this multi-stakeholder dialogue to help develop rigorous standards that minimize or eliminate the key environmental and social impacts of salmon farming. Read more»