Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fish farm opponents march, rally at legislature

About 250 people gathered at the legislature Sunday after marching down the Saanich Peninsula to protest against fish farming, which they say is menace to wild fish populations. The march, all 23 kilometres of it, began on the Tsawout First Nation and proceeded all the way to the legislature for speeches and cheers.

The march and rally were part of a campaign called Vote Salmon, which is asking all British Columbians to raise the issue of the dangers posed by open-net pen salmon farming to the wild populations and the environment. Opponents of fish farming contend the fish, living in tight pens, make for a breeding ground for viruses, bacteria and parasites, which can be passed to wild populations. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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