Day of Action for Wild Salmon: Dec 14th

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Everywhere that farmed salmon go, along with them go the deadly Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) virus.

After decimating farmed salmon stocks in Chile, it appears that ISA has found its way to BC waters. In tests run by the world reference research labs, seven salmon from four species have tested positive for ISA.

While the US government took immediate steps to address this serious concern, the Canadian government denied the presence of ISA on our coast and refused to take it seriously. What is worse is that a leaked scientific paper shows that government found over 100 cases of ISA in 2002. And yet they did nothing with this alarming information. And they are still doing nothing.

It is time for us to step up and respond.

From December 15-19th, the Cohen Inquiry is opening for three extra days of hearings just on the impacts that ISA may be having on wild salmon in BC. During that week, folks all over BC will be organizing a day of action.

Here in Victoria the Wilderness Committee will be organizing an action at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) field office (4250 Commerce Circle). On December 14th at 12 noon, we will meet at Copley Park in Saanich and then walk to DFO for a peaceful demonstration.

Speakers will include Don Staniford from the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture, Tria Donaldson, Pacific Coast Campaigner at the Wilderness Committee, and Caitlyn Vernon, Great Bear Rainforest Campaigner at Sierra Club.

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For the wild salmon,

Tria Donaldson | Pacific Coast Campaigner
Wilderness Committee

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