Want to know more? Have a read of our brand new report Saving BC’s Wild Salmon. Learn how industrial salmon farms are putting Canada’s wild Pacific salmon runs at risk of collapsing. The recent decline of sockeye salmon numbers in the Fraser River, the largest sockeye-producing river in the world, is particularly shocking. Up to 13 million sockeye were expected to return to the Fraser River and its tributaries in 2009, but only 1.3 million made the journey, a decrease of 90%. Wild salmon face many threats- ocean-based over-fishing, climate change, stream and habitat destruction caused by logging- but of these threats, the easiest to tackle immediately is salmon farming.
The last time we e-mailed our members and supporters about the fight to save the wild rivers of Bute Inlet, we had one simple request.
We asked you to write a letter to Premier Campbell to tell him how strongly you wanted those wild rivers in the Bute Inlet area protected from plans to dam and divert them to produce hydropower for General Electric and Plutonic Power Inc. Well, the people on our email action list continue to amaze and delight us! Turns out that you folks write some mighty powerful letters.
Last Friday November 20th, a day of the week normally reserved for bad-news announcements, the BC Government quietly announced the handpicked appointees to the Green Energy Advisory Task Force.