Représentations 0164-KNOWLES

Déposant : Tricia Knowles

Communauté : Prince Rupert

Déposé le : Août 29, 2010

Résumé :
L’aquaculture n’est qu’un des sujets sur lesquels la Commission doit se pencher. Ceux que l’aquaculture interpelle vraiment devraient aussi demander à la Commission d’enquêter sur l’élevage sauvage et les maladies en C.-B., ainsi que sur les effets de la salmoniculture dans les eaux de l’Alaska sur les stocks de saumons sauvages et de la capture de saumons rouges du Fraser par les pêcheurs commerciaux ailleurs.

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If "aquaculture" is only one part of the Commission's mandate to investigate, then why are so many submissions about fish farms - that's only one part of aquaculture which is only one of the areas of interest.

I agree fish farms should be looked at, but this focus is quite obvious and very annoying. Is there an effort by a few individuals to make fish farms a focus because they are interested in seeing market competition wiped out? Are they actually paid to make this noise and 'rally the masses'?

If they were trully concerned about "aquaculture", then they would also be requesting that the Commission look into wild salmon hatchery outputs and disease records in BC, and also the effects of ocean ranched salmon in Alaska (disease transfer, feed consumption, interbreeding) and interception of Fraser sockeye during the commercial catches of hatchery salmon in northern regions.

Seems this focus on fish farms is narrow minded and political. I trust Judge Cohen is able to filter this "noise" out.

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Nom: priscilla judd

Date de création: October 6, 2010

I too wondered about fish hatcheries so I went for a tour. Eggs are painted in iodine to protect from disease. Salmon are not raised to adults (as with fish farms) Unlike fish farms hatcheries do not pour tons of fish sewage into wild fish habitat. They do not pour bleach into fish habitat. Hatcheries do not put pesticide directly into the water.

The only fish hatchery that should be stopped is the one in PEI that's hatching Genetically Engineered salmon. If by mistake GE salmon get released into BC's water it'll cause mass extinction to wild salmon.

No one is paid to go against fishfarms or rally for wild salmon. Wild salmon are a lot more than competition for farmed salmon. Wild Salmon spawn in our rivers bringing nutrients to the forest. They feed the inland First Nations, feed the bears and eagles and other wild creatures. Wild salmon represent the history of our homeland. Wild salmon nourish our spirit. I hope that you can witness our wild salmon run this year. Its a miracle!