[acn-l] IMPORTANT RESOLUTION: SALMON NETCAGES AND ATLANTIC SALMON

Howard Breen (hbreen at Island.net)
Wed, 7 Oct 1998 19:59:07 -0700

Dear Colleague,

I would appreciate if you would give your consideration to
endorse the following resolution to help guide Canadian fishery/
aquaculture policy.

Please send your personal and/or organizational endorsement to me -->
HBreen at Island.net (credentials/affiliations appreciated).

(Organizations will be cited * "Identification purposes only" if specified;
also please indicate if you are from outside Canada))

Many thanks.

Howard

Howard Breen, Georgia Strait Alliance (250) 247-7467
British Columbia, Canada


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RESOLUTION ON SALMON NETCAGES AND ATLANTIC SALMON ESCAPES
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Oct 1, 1998

Since escaped exotic Atlantic salmon have now reproduced multiple
generations of offspring in British Columbia's wild natural river system.

And since wild natural Pacific salmon populations are in crisis and face
habitat loss and disease from escaped Atlantics and their offspring, and
since industry and government have misled the public about the risks of
introducing exotic species such as Atlantic salmon we demand the following:

1. Open salmon netcages must be banned in all Canadian waters and replaced
with safe, closed loop containment systems no later than December 31, 1999.

2. Canada must call upon the United States to ban open salmon netcages since
Atlantics are escaping from cages in the U.S.A. into Canadian waters.

3. Canada must immediately prohibit the importation of Atlantic salmon eggs
into Canada and all existing egg and fry stocks must be destroyed.

4. The industry must be forced by Canada to pay for the removal of all
escaped Atlantic salmon and Atlantic salmon offspring from B. C. waters.

SIGNING ORGANIZATIONS: (below)

David Suzuki Foundation
Georgia Strait Alliance
Sierra Legal Defence Fund

(APOLOGIES FOR DUPLICATIONS)

~~WILD OCEANS FOREVER~~WILD OCEANS FOREVER~~WILD OCEANS FOREVER~~

Howard

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