Wild salmon are the life blood of Clayoquot Sound’s ecology, culture, and economy. But wild salmon in the region are in serious trouble. Despite the abundance of pristine salmon habitat, Clayoquot’s salmon runs (especially the Chinook) are in dramatic decline, with some runs now being counted in the tens, rather than in the tens of thousands. No wild salmon population anywhere in the world has thrived in close proximity to open net-cage salmon farms.
In May, Mainstream reported an outbreak of Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis virus (IHN) on one of their open net-cage salmon farms in Clayoquot Sound. The farm was subsequently culled of 560,000 diseased fish.
I urge you to read the full details on the change.org website and do what you can to help stop the introduction of yet another fish farm.