Friday, July 15, 2011

One Week Left to Comment on New Fish Farm Application

Hello Fellow Salmon Lovers,

Mainstream Canada, the Canadian arm of Norwegian fish farm company Cermaq has made application to use 55 hectares in Clayoquot Sound.

Although fish farming has recently changed jurisdiction from Provincial to Federal - the tenure for foreshore and for seabed rights are still through the Province.

The public comment period on this application closes on July 22, 2011 - next Friday. It appears that the only way to make comments is through this website - so please do so! There are two documents attached to this page - with images of the applications.
http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/viewpost.jsp?PostID=21805

This area, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is within the boundaries of the UN proclaimed UNESCO biosphere reserve - part of a global network of marine biospheres. To learn more about the biosphere program - click here.

Remember, wild Pacific salmon are still considered a common property resource in Canada - even if the fish farm companies and current Governments do not agree. We need to speak for the salmon! Demand protection for our wild salmon - they are the lifeblood of our coast!

All the best!

Lana

(Image: Existing Fish Farm Tenures in Clayoquot Sount area. Source: Friends of Clayoquot Sound)