Shut Down Salmon Farms

Monday, January 17, 2011

A clear crisp river winds through tall trees. Its turbulent waters are full of crimson salmon jumping and fighting against the currents searching for their ancestral spawning grounds. Eagles circle overhead, bears feast on the dead fish and drag their carcasses into the deep woods.

This is a scene that should be repeated year after year as wild salmon return to the rivers and streams where they were bornto complete and renew their life cycle. On their journey from the ocean back to rivers and streams, their bodies nourish killer whales, grizzlies, old-growth forests and the ecosystems of British Columbia. This is the way ithas been for thousands of years – our delicate ecosystems and First Nations culture thriving on the foundation of wild salmon.

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