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Taking it to Norway!

   

STOP NORWEGIAN FISH FARMS FROM KILLING WILD SALMON!

 Declaration for Wild Salmon is heading for Norway!

quadra with flag

Sign the online Salmon Declaration to get email updates on how you can participate in delivering the message to Norway that Norwegian owned salmon farms must stop killing wild salmon and get out of the oceans. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more info.

   bob signing the flagMarilyn signing flag

Bob and declaration

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.

Bob and Darren with flag

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.

salmon farms on migration routes

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.

Sven Aser of Marine Harvest we are not going to leave canada

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.

    Del Blaney signing the flagsigning the flag    

This flag, Salmon are Sacred elk hide, and Declaration for Wild Salmon will all be presented in Norway in March, 2013.

elk hide in sun

mission fraser river group with flag

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.

buffy band salmon elk hide

Please consider donating to make that possible. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or go to the donate link on the website.

People who want fish farms out:

(Go to PHOTO GALLERY to see more photos)

june fred marilyn fish farms out

del takaiya fish farms out

brian and louise flag on river

mel signing flag

elders want fish farms out

chinese delegation wants fish farms out

      chief redar signing flagsharolise signing flag

sllp want fish farms out

cheam fishermen with flag

    kerry sharolise michelle want fish farms outjeremy fish farms out

stc fisheries with flag

      sue kerry and sol with flagsue and co with flag fists in air

darren fish farms get awaybob fish farm cartoon

elders gathering elk hide stewart marilyn etc

NO COMPROMISE IN THE DEFENSE OF WILD SALMON!