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Archive for the ‘Citizen Action’ Category

Government not making it easy for concerned citizens to weigh in on wild salmon issues

Friday, August 20th, 2010

When it rains it pours! This summer has seen a deluge of public comment periods concerning wild salmon in BC. (See the list below.) While this suggests that government wants to hear from us on these issues – many of the people who are most affected by the impacts of fish farms are extremely busy this time of year and unavailable to participate in public consultation processes. (more…)

Thousands rally for wild salmon in Victoria

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Nearly 5,000 people followed Alexandra Morton on the final length of her 500 kilometre ‘Get Out Migration’ to the BC Legislature buildings in Victoria Saturday – demanding that the government get net-cages out of the water and onto land in closed containment systems in order to save wild salmon. Local MP Denise Savoie declared the rally “the largest environmental protest in BC history.” (more…)

The Get Out Migration takes to the Wild Salmon Narrows

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Much of my time working as a salmon aquaculture campaigner is spent in an office, on the computer or the phone, interspersed with large indoor meetings and presentations. Yesterday was different. Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining the Get Out Migration, an incredible grassroots initiative spawned by scientist Alexandra Morton. (more…)