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Stop open-net pen salmon farms

Minister Joyce Murray’s first decision is overdue. She told us she would make a decision by the end of January on the Discovery Islands farms; and another decision about the 90-odd remaining farms by June.

Her department is no help. You know DFO has been suppressing or ignoring good science for decades. This week, we learned they published some purported ‘science advice’ on sea lice—a paper so rife with flaws that it immediately drew the ire of academic and research scientists from across the country.

“It is one of the worst pieces of science I’ve ever seen come out of a government agency,”

[Sean] Godwin, a post-doctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University.

Every time something like this gets published, the Minister has to take time to consider it. So, no co-incidence that it was published just as she was about to announce the fate of the 19 salmon farms in the Discovery Islands. It was actually completed and signed off last August—and just held for the moment when it could be most disruptive.

The Minister has asked for evidence that there is no social license for open-net pen salmon farms in B.C. That’s our call to action: tell her to keep her government’s promise and put an end to ocean-based salmon farms.

We did it!

We have secured KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest on S,DÁYES

(Pender Island)

Together Pender Islands Conservancy & Raincoast

has raised $2.18 million and has purchased a 45 acre coastal property on the edge of the Salish Sea.

The United Nations General Assembly has universally recognized the right to a #HealthyEnvironmentForAll!

 

Champions of this movement - from children, business, Indigenous People, human rights institutions and civil society organizations, UN, and more - share why this step is so significant!

As we honor this major milestone, we will soon begin working towards strengthening the recognition of the right to a healthy environment in every country of the world.

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1 trillion trees is all we need.  That is about 142 per person. Lets get started! 

When we start to act, hope is everywhere.

So instead of looking for hope, look for action.

Then the hope will come.

---Greta Thunberg

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