STOP NORWEGIAN FISH FARMS FROM KILLING WILD SALMON!
Declaration for Wild Salmon is heading for Norway!
Bigwig Norwegian fish farm industries have been plaguing the waters of wild salmon for decades, spreading diseases and parasites to wild salmon wherever the large open-net salmon farms are located. Over 90% of salmon farms operating in B.C. are owned by Norwegian corporations Marine Harvest, Cermaq and Grieg.
In the ongoing battle to have Norway remove their dirty business from the coastal waters of B.C., Darren Blaney, (past chief of Homalko First Nation) and Chief Bob Chamberlin of Kwik'wasutinuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation, have both been to Norway to inform of the impact the fish farms are having on their wild salmon. Years later the battle continues, the opposition grows.
The salmon farms are located directly in the migratory routes of wild salmon, leaving wild salmon with no alternative but to swim through a gauntlet of parasites and billions of viral particles emanating from the open-net farms.
Through dedicated research by biologist Dr. Alexandra Morton and others, the connection between the decline of wild salmon and the presence of salmon farms is clear. As noted repeatedly by Morton, salmon farms break the biological laws of nature. It is not possible to farm a species in a way that breaks the laws of nature without significant repercussion, and wild salmon have suffered those repercussions for too long. The long term impact is compromising the future of wild salmon.
Past efforts have been made to approach the bigwig multinational Norwegian corporations asking them to recognize the devastating impacts their farms are having on the wild salmon populations. When Alexandra Morton and Chief Bob Chamberlin, whose Kwik'wasutinuxw territory the farms are located, went to Norway to implore the CEO's and shareholders of Marine Harvest to remove their farms from the wild salmon migration routes, the response was to coldly disregard the vast concerns presented on behalf of those in B.C. who depend on wild salmon.
Such disregard for the well-being of wild salmon is completely unacceptable. WSF is campaigning to let the Norwegian corporations know that the Indigenous Peoples who depend on wild salmon, the people of B.C. and elsewhere who value wild salmon as an irreplacable iconic species, will not idly stand by while the Norwegian salmon farming industry profits off the demise of wild salmon!
The Norwegian flag and Declaration for Wild Salmon has traveled from Vancouver to Smithers to Campbell River and beyond with people signing on along the way. It will be presented in Norway in March of 2013 prior to the North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen.
This flag, Salmon are Sacred elk hide, and Declaration for Wild Salmon will all be presented in Norway in March, 2013.
WSF hopes to raise funds to fly First Nations representatives from the coast and Fraser River watershed to bring their voices to be heard in Norway that wild salmon must no longer be compromised by Norwegian owned salmon farms.
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NO COMPROMISE IN THE DEFENSE OF WILD SALMON!