Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Finally: First Nations Tell Norwegian Fish Farms to Get out of their Territory - Broughton Archipelago, Updated May 13, 2017
Go look at the video. Cermaq, Marine Harvest, Grieg Seafood, Norwegians have been told to get out of the water. Thank God, some people have sense, and the clout to get DFO in line. Since Burnt Church, DFO has been afraid of aboriginals.
Here is the video link: https://www.facebook.com/fishfarmsgetout/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.
BC First Nation chiefs, Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw, will no longer allow the 'ecological trainwreck' fish farms in their territory.
This is the most significant step forward in the long process of BC rebuilding our wild Pacific salmon.
Please note that the 'ecological trainwreck' quote is not mine, but from the most significant conference on fish farm environmental damage in Norway of Canadians, Europeans and so on. The link for that is at this address, and is worth reading: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2016/07/norwegians-canadians-reject-in-ocean.html.
The people of BC stand behind First Nations in their decision and resolve. Please consider giving them a donation for their expenses: http://cleansingourwaters.com/take-action/.
Here is a link to the study showing that salmon have declined 50% since fish farms set up shop . This is around the world: http://www.fmap.ca/ramweb/papers-total/Ford_Myers_2008.pdf.
Here is a video of the RCMP talking with the First Nations involved in the eviction, Aug 18, regarding their further actions: https://www.facebook.com/fishfarmsgetout/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.
And Aug 18, the Musgamagw, cleansed a fish farm, and stated this: 'We, the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw view the destruction of wild fish by the fish farming industry as part of the long history of genocide forced on our people by the governments of Canada. Salmon are essential to our well-being and the well-being of our world.'
In other words, fish farms are in the same class as the residential schools where generations of aboriginals were neutralized from their culture.
See: https://www.facebook.com/fishfarmsgetout/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf. Please consider donating to this worthy cause.
Look at the fish farm fish in this video: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.morton.1671/posts/1864901490405070. As of Sept 10, 2016 it has been viewed 750,000 times.
Update, Mar, 2017. Take a look at this article on the eviction issue from the Tyee: https://thetyee.ca/News/2016/08/31/First-Nations-Fish-Farm-Eviction-Rallies/.
Updated, April 13, 2017:
1. Here is a link to the CBC on the eviction: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fish-farm-protests-1.3737728.
2. Here is a link to the Tsilhqot'in Decision on aboriginal right to their own territory. This is the most important of all the decisions, including Sparrow, Delgamukw and so on: In 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the Tsilhqot'in First Nation — and in turn all other First Nations in Canada — can have aboriginal title to lands outside of native reserves.
Updated May 3, 2017
1. This is a link to the Morton et al response to the trespassing charge: https://thetyee.ca/Documents/2016/11/18/Response-Civil-Claim.pdf.