John Horgan: Say no to open-net fish farms

 
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On June 20th, the BC Government has to decide whether to renew land tenures that will allow toxic fish farms that are threatening wild salmon to continue to operate in BC’s Broughton Archipelago.  

Fish farms operating in Mamalilikala, Namgis, and Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw territories of the Broughton Archipelago in BC are threatening wild salmon populations, and poisoning vital water sources. Deadly diseases and viruses from open-cage feed lots are spreading to wild salmon, putting at risk indigenous communities that rely on the wild salmon, and over 137 species that depend on wild salmon to survive.

The Mamalilikala, Namgis, and Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw do not consent to the operation of finfish aquaculture within their territories, and peaceful occupation of fish farms has been ongoing for months. 

We need to remind the government that they made a promise to British Columbians to uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples -- and that granting licenses to fish farm owners without the consent of indigenous communities is in direct violation of it. 

If thousands of us from all across the province send messages right now, it could be enough to push the government to shut the fish farms down altogether. 

Send your message now, and call on Premier John Horgan and Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham to refuse to renew land tenures for fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago. 

 

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