9:30am: Canadian Embassy, Oslo,
Street Address: Wergelandsveien 7 (4th floor)
10:00am: Walk to the Royal Palace for 10:30am
Address: Drammensveien 1, N-0010, Oslo, Norway
11:00am: 20 min. walk from the Royal Palace to the Norwegian Parliament building.
Address: Stortinget , Karl Johans gate 22, N-0026
12:00pm: Walk 15 min. to Cermaq headquarters
Address: Grev Wedels plass 5, N-0102 OSLO
People of Interest to address and deliver message to:
Delegates for Canada at Canadian Embassy
Canada is doing business with the Norwegian industry of salmon farming at the peril of wild salmon. It is not in the interest of Canada to lose wild salmon to an unnatural industry that will never be sustainable.
King of Norway- King Harald V
King Harald V holds a position that should not allow dishonor and disgrace to fall upon the Kingdom of Norway. Allowing Norway’s salmon farming industry to operate and do damage in other countries without even acknowledging the losses of wild salmon and healthy marine environments reflects upon the King of Norway poorly and leaves a black mark on his reign.
Members of Parliament who came to B.C.:
- His Excellency Dag Terje Andersen (Labour Party)
- President of the Parliament of the Kingdom of Norway (Stortinget)
- Mr. Per Sandberg (Progress Party)
- Deputy Parliamentary Leader, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Justice
- Ms. Borghild Tenden (Liberal Party)
- Deputy Parliamentary Leader,
- Member of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affair
- Ms. Siri A. Meling (Conservative Party)
- First Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment
- Ms. Anne Tingelstad Wøien (Centre Party)
- Deputy Parliamentary Leader
- Member of the Standing Committee on Education, Research and Church Affairs, and Member of the Credentials Committee
- Ms. Ingalill Olsen (Labour Party)
- Second Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Local Government and Public Administration
- Mr. Geir Jørgen Bekkevold (Christian Democratic Party)
- Member of the Standing Committee on Local Government and Public Administration
- Ms. Marianne Balto, Member of the Saami Parliament Member of the Parliament Council
One year ago in March of 2012 a delegation of Norwegian parliament members came to B.C. They were intercepted by numerous people of B.C who are concerned about the impacts of Norway’s salmon farming industry on the wild salmon. It was revealed that the members did not even know that the farms were on the migration route of the Fraser River Sockeye salmon, one of the world’s largest wild salmon runs which has been declining since the placement of salmon farms on the migratory routes of wild salmon.
As members of parliament they have the power to influence the practice of salmon farming in Canada and elsewhere. Given that they act as though they are unaware of the real environmental impacts industrial salmon farming is having in other countries, the very least they can do is understand and acknowledge the wild salmon, other species and human lives that are impacted by the Norwegian owned industry.
Cermaq has been operating and polluting the waters of B.C. as Mainstream Canada. They have a history of their farmed Atlantic salmon escaping into the waters of B.C.’s wild pacific salmon, of disease outbreaks in their farms, and are currently expanding into a UNESCO Biosphere, and area of sensitive habitat. They have abused the Canadian courts through issuing a SLAPP suit against an individual opposing the Norwegian salmon farming industry. They are guilty of contributing to the demise of wild salmon stocks in foreign waters and need to stop profiting at the expense of B.C.’s wild salmon and marine environment. It is shameful behaviour to go into another country and destroy what is not theirs to destroy.