Friday, 1 April 2016

Nova Scotia Rejects In-Ocean Fish Farms - Wants them out of the Ocean, Petition, Updated April 19, 2016

Hunter Tootoo, Justin Trudeau and the Canadian government now has Canadians from coast to coast telling them to get fish farms out of our pristine oceans. They need to be on land, or go back to Norway and set up on land there because Norwegians are fed up with their environmental damage, too.

The petition: e-270 is put forth by Ronald Neufeld, Sable River, Nova Scotia, Mar 29, 2016. You can sign here:

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Containing Atlantic salmon in open-net cages in our oceans has serious consequences;
  • Adding antibiotics to fish feed which is then sprayed directly into the ocean is reckless and dangerous, considering the rapid development of antibiotic resistant bacteria and the detrimental effects it is having on human health;
  • Pesticides released into the ocean to kill sea lice on salmon are killing lobsters, and detailed studies on the effects of pesticides on the environment need to be done before allowing their use in our oceans, otherwise it could be argued that this industry and government are using a food source, the environment and consumers in an industrial experiment;
  • Millions of caged salmon in the Maritimes are being killed by super-chill, which is inhumane and abusive, and this practice of keeping caged fish in an area where the water can freeze should be considered unacceptable;
  • The number of wild fish destroyed to feed farmed fish and the number of farmed fish destroyed due to the growing conditions on these sites is a testament to the unsustainable nature of this industry; and
  • The industry's claim that escapes do not occur is unfounded, and after storms there are often buoys, nets, plastic pipes and ropes littering the shoreline adjacent to leased areas.
We, the undersigned, citizens (or residents) of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to Legislate the removal of caged salmon from our oceans.

Those signing as of April 7, 2016 are the following. Notice that the provinces that have to live with fish farms overwhelmingly reject them:

Province / Territory
British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
Other Countries
On April 19, more than 6000 Canadians have signed to get fish farms out of our pristine oceans.

Now, go see a list of news bites about the global problems with the fish farm/seafood industry:

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