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chris gadsden

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Re: Get your facts straight?
« Reply #2655 on: September 01, 2017, 11:38:44 AM »

An update from Alex.
Here is a little recap of what is going on right now. There are two occupations underway of salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago. One is on the Swanson Island Marine Harvest site, led by Ernest Alfred and the other on the Wicklow Marine Harvest site led by Willie Moon, which started just this afternoon! The Shusawp Nation sent a press release out in support of these occupations, as the collapsing Fraser River salmon are exposed to farm salmon effluent and they are seeing sickness in the fish they are catching.
Twenty US treaty tribes are pushing for the closure of salmon farms in Puget Sound as a result of the farm salmon spill and Atlantic salmon all over the place. Some are now being caught in BC and I am hoping to track a few of them down with your help and test them.
Both fish farm occupations are calling for the end of fish farming in the territories of the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw, Namgis and Mamalilikulla (Broughton Archipelago) who have been telling government this for over 30 years, but government ignored them and put 1/3 of salmon farms in their territories!!
The provincial NDP have the power to revoke the salmon farm Licences of Occupation in this territory. Claire Trevena said she would clear these territories of salmon farms when she was trying to get elected and she did get elected. Today the NDP are telling everyone that aquaculture is going to be on the agenda at the all Minister's meeting in Vancouver in a few days, not really good enough BUT Chief Willie Moon and others involved in these occupations are going to be in that meeting. So we will get to hear what the NDP government is going to do about all this.
There are two choices for the NDP tell First Nations they HAVE to have salmon farms no matter what or cancel salmon farming tenures where First Nations have said no for over 30 years

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Re: Get your facts straight?
« Reply #2656 on: September 04, 2017, 10:09:25 PM »

Yeah the expected hyperbole and unsubstantiated claims again. Classic Morton.
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Re: Get your facts straight?
« Reply #2660 on: September 18, 2017, 08:27:28 AM »

The beginning of the end one would hope. http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/no-invasive-species-sooke-moves-to-ban-atlantic-salmon-farms-after-escape-1.3592154#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=K10rnCS

They banned land based operations. Seems a s s backwards to me

"We donít have any jurisdiction, we recognize that, but we do over whatís on the land, and thatís why the zoning amendment would prohibit any land-based operations,Ē Tait said. ďThe message is that we donít want to have this invasive species within our community.Ē
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Re: Get your facts straight?
« Reply #2661 on: September 18, 2017, 12:07:41 PM »

Monteray Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch thinks BC's farmed salmon is a "Good Alternative".
https://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/groups/salmon
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